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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, October 5, 1903, 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 9, 1903. 

Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moyni- 
han, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, 
Cullerton,Cerveny, Zimmer, Maypole,Harkin, 
Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Conlon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, Min- 
wegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachmau, Raymer, 
Larson, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
nell,Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter and 
Race, 

Absent— Aid. Friestedt, Scully, Anderson, 
Patterson, Palmer and Carey. 
MINUTES. 
Aid. Maypole moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held September 28, 1903, 
be corrected on page 1072, right-hand col- 
umn, by showing the reference ot a resolu- 
tion presented by Aid. Maypole directing that 
all city suits for violation of ordinances be 
brought before justices of the peace holding 
court in towns where defendants reside to the 
Committee on Judiciary in lieu of its passage. 
The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Mayor moved that the minutes of the 
regular meeting held September 28, 1903, be 
corrected on page 1035. right-hand column, 
by striking out of an ordinance in favor ©f 
the Bush Apartment Hotel Company the last 
paragraph of Section 2, which reads as fol- 
lows, viz: "Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time said bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall 
forthwith cease and determine," and insert 
the same at the end of Section 3. Also cor- 
rect said minutes on page 1,0-t. left-hand col- 
umn, by inserting after the word "Commis- 
sioner," in li.it :4,of an order in favor o^ 



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Jacob Birk for the erection of a canopy, the 
following words, viz: u This permit to be 
subject to revocation at any time by the 
Mayor in his discre'ion." 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor moved the approval of the 
minutes as corrected without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMUNICATIONS FROii THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction for 
the week ending October 3, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, [ 
October 5th, 1903. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I beg leave to transmit here- 
with a communication from the City Elec- 
trician in reference to reducing the rates of 
inspection of electric wiring in churches to 
the actual cost, and would suggest its refer- 
ence to your Committee on Finance. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



the City Council authorizing you to reduce 
such charges to actual cost would be reason- 
able and desirable. If you think well of this, 
will you please have the order introduced, in 
order that we may clear up a number of cases 
that the Comptroller is now holding. 

You will remember that I have always 
asked your approval where a reduced fee was 
asked for. 

Yours very truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 
City Electrician. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 
October, 5th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I beg leave to transmit here- 
with a communication from the Fire Marshal 
in reference to the necessity for a subway at 
Jefferson street, under the Chicago, Burling- 
ton and Quincy tracks and would suggest its 
reference to your Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department of Electricity, I 

Chicago, 111., October 5th, 1903. j 

Hon. Carter II Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir— It has been the custom in the 
past to charge churches and other religious 
institutions an absolute cost rate for the in- 
spection of electrical wiring. Of late, how- 
ever, the Comptroller has objected to the 
reduction \n , charge to churches and claims 
that we ought to insist on the ordinance rate. 

I would suggest that inasmuch as churches 
gtt •«it>oat'. everything :'r«o, Dm', an order by 



Fire Department, ) 

Chicago, October 3, 1903. ) 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir— I would respectfully request 
that you have the ordinance for elevation of 
the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy tracks 
so amended as to do away with the grade 
crossing and have subway constructed at Jef- 
ferson street crossing. 

As this is the principal route to the lumber 
district and stock yards district, and as the 
lives of the men of this department are now 
exposed, and according to the proposed chauge 
would be much worse, therefore, it is very 
desirable for the protection of the lives of the 
men of the tiro department to have the ordi- 
nance amended to order subway construction. 

Yours very respectfully. 

W. H. MUSHAM, 

Wire Marshal^ 



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Which was referred to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

ALSO, 



The following; communication: 



Mayor's Office, I 
October 5, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— By an instrument dated De- 
cember 9, 1885, the Pittsburgh, Port Wayne 
and Chicago Railway Company, with the con- 
sent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, 
conveyed to the City of Chicago land on the 
west bank of the south branch of the Chicago 
River, lying north and south of Jackson 
street, for the widening and straightening 
of said south branch. The purchase price of 
said land was fixed in said instrument at 
thirty thousand ($30,000.00) dollars, to be 
paid within twenty (20) years from the date 
thereof, the city to pay four (4) per cent, per 
annum on said thirty thousand ($30,000.00) 
dollars as rental of said land until the pur- 
chase price was paid. The city has paid said 
rental up to the 30th day of June, 1898. 

The project which the City of Chicago un- 
dertook of widening and straightening said 
river has now been taken up by the Trustees 
of the Sanitary District of Chicago who are 
now engaged in the accomplishment of all and 
more than the city contemplated accomplish- 
ing at the time of the execution of the instru- 
ment above referred to. The Sanitary Dis- 
trict Trustees now offer to furnish to the city 
the amount of money due for the payment of 
the purchase price aforesaid and the interest 
which has accrued to the present date, said 
money to be used by the city for the payment 
to the Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne and Chicago 
Railway Company and the Pennsylvania 
Railroad Company of the amounts due under 
said instrument. 

I submit to your Honorable Body herewith 
a form of resolution authorizing and direct- 
ing the Comptroller to accept said sum of 
money from said Sanitary District Trustees, 
and to forthwith pay the same to the said rail- 
way companies in accordance with the pro- 
visions of the said instrument, for the con- 
summation of the said purchase and the pay- 
ment of said purchase price and interest. I 
recommend that said resolution be acted 



upon by your Honorable Body at once, with 
out the usual reference to committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Mavor moved to adopt the resolution 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, in con- 
nection with the foregoing communication. 

The motion prevailed, and the resolution 
was adopted by yeas and nays, as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 

Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
raann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the resolution as adopted: 

Whereas, By an instrument dated Decem- 
ber 9, 1885, the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway Company, with the written 
consent of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com- 
pany, conveyed and sold to the City of Chi- 
cago certain real estate therein described, 
said instrument being recorded in the office 
of the Recorder of Cook County, in Book 
1796 of Records at page 64, on the 11th day 
of March, A. D. 18S6, as Document No. 
697710, the property thereby conveyed being 
particularly described by a map attached to 
said instrument or conveyance, and having 
been acquired by the said City of Chicago for 
the purpose of straightening and widening 
the South "Branch of the Chicago River be- 
tween Adams and Van Buren streets, in the 
said City of Chicago; and, 

Whereas, It was and is provided in said 
instrument of conveyance that the City of 
Chicago should pay for the said property the 
sum of thirty thousand ($30,000.00) dollars 
within twenty (20) years from the date of 
said instrument, and should the said City of 
Chicago delay the payment of said sum of 
thirty thousand ($30,000.00) dollars, that 
from the date of said instrument until the 



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expiration of said twenty (20) years the said 
City of Chicago should pay as an annual 
rental upon said property interest upon the 
said sum of thirty thousand ($30,000.00) dol- 
lars at the rate of four per cent per annum, 
being twelve hundred ($1,200.00) dollars for 
each and every year; and, 

Whereas, The said Cityof Chicago did 
not elect to pay the said sum of thirty thou- 
sand ($30,000.00) dollars, and has not paid 
the same up to the present time, but instead 
thereof has paid the said sum of twelve hun- 
dred ($1,200.00) dollars per year, for each 
year, from the date of said instrument up to 
and including the year ending December 9th, 
A. D. 1897; and, 

Whereas, The Sanitary District of Chicago 
is now engaged in widening and deepening 
the South Branch of the Chicago River, in 
order to create the necessary cross-section 
and discharge through the said South Branch 
of the Chicago River, the amount and quan- 
tity of water which it by law is required to 
draw from Lake Michigan and discharge into 
its main channel, and the said land so pur- 
chased by the said City of Chicago being 
necessary at the present time for the use of 
the said Sanitary District in so widening and 
improving the South Branch of the Chicago 
River; and, 

Whereas, The said Sanitary District of 
Chicago now offers to pay to the said City of 
Chicago the amount of money necessary in 
order to complete and perfect the title of the 
said City ot Chicago in the said real estate so 
by it purchased from the said Pittsburgh, Ft. 
Wayne and Chicago Railway Company, being 
the sum of thirty thousand ($30,000.00) dol- 
lars purchase money and seven thousand 
($7,000.00) dollars rental for the period from 
and after the 9th day of December, 1897, to 
the present time; now, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Comptroller of the said 
Cityof Chicago be pnd he is authorized to 
accept and receive from the said Sanitary 
District ef Chicago the said sum of thirty- 
seven thousand (137,000.00) dollars, for the 
purposes aforesaid, and that upon receipt of 
said money the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby ordered to pay the said sum of money 
as directed by the said contract hereinabove 
referred to; and if by reason of delay in the 
consummation of said payment, or by reason 
of the ascertainment of the fact that any other 
or different sum ©f money is duo as rent 



under said contract, said Comptroller is 
authorized in 1 ke manner to receive and pay 
out as aforesaid whatever larger sum of 
money is furnished for the above purposes by 
said Sanitary District. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, \ 

October 5th, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — A few days since in a public 
interview I commented upon certain forms of 
petty corruption in various branches of the 
city government, notably in the Bureaus of 
Inspection, and suggested, as a remedy by 
which a cure could be effected, an amendment 
to the Civil Service law, giving the heads of 
the several departments of the city govern- 
ment the power to discharge without the 
necessity of being obliged to prove up a case 
before the Civil Service Commission under 
conditions as trying and difficult as confront 
a public prosecutor in a court of law. 

Such widespread attention has been given 
this interview that in justice to the majority 
of the city employes I wish again to emphasize 
my statement that wherever the law demands 
an inspection there is an individual who may 
profit by improper or imperfect work, that in 
every body of men there are white sheep and 
bla-k sheep, and that when temptation is 
offered the good men remain loyal to their 
trust while the bad men fall. It would be 
manifestly unjust to allow the impression to 
go broadcast that all or a majority of the 
employes of the city in the various inspection 
bureaus are disloyal to the city's interests. On 
the other hand the best interests of the public 
service demand that officials shall take the 
people in their confidence in all matters 
vitally concerning the general welfare. 

Having reason to -believe from rumors 
afloat in the City Hall, from information 
brought to me by public officials and private 
informants, as well as from complaints of 
citizens and articles in the daily press, that a 
considerable number of city employes are 
making an illicit profit from their public ser- 
vice, I felt it my duty to state the facts in plain 
terms and attempt a cure by giving full public- 
ity to the existence of the disease. The diffl 
culty of applying a remedy lies in the fact that 
where corruption exists neither party to the 
vicious compact can give testimony withou 



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laying himself open to attack. If city em- 
ployes to whom improper suggestions are 
made will give them full publicity, and if 
citizens who are improperly approached will 
make complaint in the proper quarters much 
may be accomplished towards putting the 
public service on the plane it should occupy. 
In my discussion of the subject I com- 
mented on the difficulty of presenting proof 
of an employe's guilt in such shape that the 
Civil Service Commission under the present 
restrictions of the law would be able to make 
a discharge and suggested the advisability of 
so amending the law as to enable a head of 
department summarily to dismiss an employe 
upon filing his reasons therefor^with the 
Civil Service Commission. 

Sundry hysterical citizens, to whom news- 
paper notice is the living breath of the nos- 
trils, immediately rushed into print with the 
declaration I was attempting to emasculate 
the Civil Service law and open the way to 
the re-establishing of the old spoils system. 
These gentlemen either did not know or 
failed to appreciate that had the present 
administration desired to nullify the merit 
system the means have been at hand since the 
'very beginning in the present law and the 
rules of the commission. 

In Section 10 of the Civil Service Act it is 
provided that: u Thc appointing officer shall 
fill such place by the appointment of the 
person certified to him by said commission 
therefor, which appointment shall be on pro- 
bation for a period to be fixed by said rules." 
Section 1 of Rule VI. of the Civil Service 
rules provides in part that "such appointment 
shall be on probation for a period of six 
months." Section 2 of the same rule reads: 
"If any probationer shall, upon fair trial, be 
found incompetent or disqualified for the 
performance of the duties of the position he 
is filling, the appointing officer shall certify 
the same in writing to the commission. Upon 
the approval of the commission such proba- 
tioner shall be dropped from the service." 

I have merely suggested the extension of 
the power of dismissal vested in the head of 
a department during the period of probation 
through the full period of service. The pur- 
poses of the merit law will be fully subserved 
by the restrictions imposed by the law in the 
filling of the vacancy created. Keep separate 
the power of dismissal from the power of 
appointment and there will be but small 
danger of a return to the spoils system. The 



fear that a department head might misuse 
this authority by summarily dismissing every 
employe in the service who has been 
certified by the Civil Service Com- 
mission until the name of a favorite 
desired for a place was reached may be dis- 
missed for the placing of a favorite's name 
upon an eligible list would be beyond his 
power, if. the Civil Service Commission were 
properly performing its functions. Indeed 
the fear seems puerile- when we realize 
that an administration which desired so un- 
blushingly to nullify the law could work its 
desire with perfect ease when aided by a com- 
placent Civil Service Commission. Let it be 
remembered that under the law a Mayor may 
discharge the Civil Service Commission, but 
may not dismiss a scrubwoman. 

Many citizens seem to loose sight of the 
true purpose of the merit law, the improving 
©f the public service, and look upon it merely 
as a device to hold individuals in public place. 
Should the amendment I have suggested ever 
been added to the law these geutlemen may 
calm their fears with the thought that publia 
sentiment may safely be trusted to prevent 
an administration from making unfair or 
partisan use of it. The public realizes the 
great aid the Civil Service law has been in 
placing an insurmountable barrier in the 
way of padding city pay rolls for political 
purposes as well as in raising the standard of 
the personel of public employes. There need 
be small fear that the amendment suggested 
would be used to the detriment of public 

nff hi rs 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 



Which was placed on file. 



Mayor 



ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 5, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting, 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works, 
or the Corporation Counsel, or both, to at 
once remove railroad tracks in Randolph 
street, from West 40th avenue to West 52d 
avenue, formerly known as Robinson avenue, 
in accordance with the decree handed down 
by Judge Taley, aud further directing said 



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officials to institute proceedings at once to 
remove the tracks in Randolph street, from 
West 52d avenue to West 60th avenue, 
formerly known as Austin avenue. 

1 have been advised by the Law Depart- 
ment that appeals by the Chicago Suburban 
Railway Company and the Chicago Terminal 
Transfer Railroad Company from Judge 
Tuley's decree in the litigation over said 
tracks, are now pending in the Supreme 
Court of Illinois, and that it would be inadvis- 
able to carry out said order, as in the event of 
the Supreme/Court reversing said decree, 
the City of Chicago would be liable to re- 
spond in damages if said tracks were now 
removed. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



ALSO, 

The following veto message; 

Mayor's Office, I 

October 5th, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
ora* le Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
lower bo the proper grade the cement side- 
walk in front of property described as Lots 
37, 38 and 39, Block 7, Ashland, etc., for the 
reason thai l am informed by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works thai his department 
has no appropriation for doing this work. 

Etespecl fully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
\fayor. 



\ii O'Connell moved to re 
vote by which the order referre 



the 
the 



veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. O'Connell moved that the order be 
be passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, 
to the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 

also. 
The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, / 
October 5, 1903. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without my 
approval, an order passed at the last regular 
meeting of your Honorable Body, directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to issue 
a permit to the Armour Institute of Tech- 
nology to pave Armour avenue from 33d to 
34th streets, for the reason that I am inform- 
ed by the Board of Local Improvements that 
the improvement of said street, from 82d to 
39th street, is now under contract ; that the 
completion of the work, however, has been 
delayed pending the decision of the Supreme 
Court in what is known as the Bickerdike 
case, which decision may affect the special 
assessment proceedings now levied for the 
paving of this street. Moreover, owing to 
the fact that the street is now under contract, 
if said order is allowed to stand, the entire 
special assessment proceedings would be 

rendered void. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor, 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

The motion prevailed. 



The Hollowing veto message: 

M WOK'S OFFICE, I 

Octobers, L908. J 
To the Honorable, the City Council-. 
Gentlemen 1 return herewith, withou 



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my approval, an order passed at the last regu- 
lar meeting of your Honorable Body directing 
the Commissioner of Buildings to allow the 
completion of four frame cottages for which 
permits 8407 and 8408 were revoked one month 
after they were issued, as shown by papers 
attached thereto, for the reason that I am in- 
formed by the Building Department -that the 
location of said cottages is within the fire 
limits, and that said permits were inadvert- 
ently issued by the department, the said de- 
partment having been informed at the time 
of the issuance of said permits that the loca- 
tion of the proposed buildings was north of 
Belmont avenue, and therefore outside of the 
fire limits. 

I would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which the order was passed and its 
reference to your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West, for investigation and report. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets andAlleys, 
W. D. , 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO 

The following veto message: 



Mayor's Office, ) 
October 5th, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without my 
approval, an order passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last regular meeting, directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to issue a 
permit to the A. Booth Packing Company, to 
place an iron door five by six feet in area in 
the sidewalk in front of No. 2 LaSalle avenue, 
for the reason that a privilege of this kind 
should only be granted in the form of an or- 
dinance. 

Furthermore, said work ought to be done 
under the supervision and to the satisfaction 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, and in 



accordance with plans to be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works and kept on 
file in his office. There should also be pro- 
vision for the restoration of the sidewalk 
upon the termination of the privileges, and 
the ordinance should definitely fix the dura- 
tion of the privilege. 

Moreover, the clause providing for the bond 
is indefinite and the amount of the bond is 
too small. I have had an ordinance prepared 
embodying these suggestions, and respect- 
fully request that the ordinance be passed to 
take the place of the orders vetoed, without 
the usual reference to a committee. 
Respec fully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid Jackson moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young,Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullenon, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Bhemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

jVa?/N— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and authority 



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are hereby granted the A. Booth Packing I 
Company, a corporation, to construct and 
maintain an iron door, five feet by six feet in 
urea, in the sidewalk in front of Number 2 
LaSalle avenue, to be constructed according 
to plans approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, a 
•copy of which said plans shall be kept on file 
in the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works; said iron door shall be constructed 
in a safe and workmanlike manner under 
the supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto, in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, its successors and assigns, 
shall restore said portion of the street at the 
place where said door is located to a condi- 
tion satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works at their sole expense, and 
without cost or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantees herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, dam- 
age or expense of any kind whatsoever which 
may be suffered by it. said City of Chicago, 
Or which it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said city from or by reason of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
of any act or thing done under or by author- 



ity of the permission herein given ; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform, all 
and singular, the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the liabil- 
ity thereon shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance s ch bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the grantee herein shall at all times 
keep the sidewalk in which such door is 
located in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the filing of the acceptance, in 
writing, of this ordinance by said grantee, 
and the filing of the bond herein provided 
for. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, j 
October 5, 1903. | 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed at the last regu- 
lar meeting of your Honorable Body directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to issue a 
permit to the Heinz Pickle Company, No. 
1818 South Clark street, to place one iron 
door, size 4 by 5 feet, in the sidewalk in 
front of said premises; also to construct one 
coal hole with iron cover, size 24 by 24 inches, 
for the reason that this privilege should not 
be granted except in the form of an ordi- 
nance. Furthermore, the order does not 
provide for the construction of said work 
according to plans to be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and that said 
plans shall be kept on tile in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, nor that 
such work shall be done under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
Of Public Works. 

Also there is no clause providing for the 

estoration Of the sidewalk on the termination 

Of the privileges granted, and in my opinion 

the clause providing for a bond is too iii- 



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amount of the, bond too 



definite and the 
small. 

I have had an ordinance prepared embody- 
ing these suggestions, and would respectfully 
recommend that the same be passed, to take 
the place of the order vetoed, without the 
customary reference to a committee. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid Coughlin moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid Coughlin moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon. Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno. 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race-62. 
^r a?/ , s ._Conlon, Brennan— 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed. 
Be it Ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted unto the Heinz Pickle Com- 
pany, its successors and assigns, to con- 
construct and maintain, in the sidewalk 
in front of the premises No. 1818 South 
Clark street, an iron door measuring 4 
by 5 feet, and a coal hole with iron 
cover measuring 24 by 24 inches. The 
said door, coal hole and cover shall be 



constructed according to plans approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago, a copy of which 
said plans shall be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works and said coal hole and cover 
shall be constructed in a safe and work- 
manlike manner under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Sec 2. The permission and authority 
herein given shall cease and determine 
ten (10) years from and after the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto at the discretion of the 
Mayor. 

Sec. 3. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted, the said iron door and 
iron cover herein authorized shall be re- 
moved by said grantee, its snecessors or 
assigns, unless this ordinance shall be 
renewed, and if so removed the said 
sidewalk shall be restored to a good 
condition, satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, at the sole ex- 
pense of the grantee herein, its succes- 
sors or assigns, and without cost or ex- 
pense of any kind whatsoever to the said 
City of Chicago. 

Sec. 4. No work shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a 
permit authorizing the same shall have 
been issued by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and no permit shall issue 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars, with sureties' to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all liability, damage 
or "expense of any kind whatsoever which 
may be suffered by the said City of Chi- 
cago, or which it may be put to, or 
which may accrue against, be charged to 
or recovered from said city from or by 
reason of the passage of this ordinance, 
or from or by reason of any act or 
thing done under or by authority of the 
permission herein given; and conditioned 



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further to observe and perform all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance; said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereunder shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the priv- 
ileges and authority herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Sec. 5. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the grantee herein, its successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the 
surface of the sidewalk surrounding 
said door and coal hole in a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Sec. 6. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance 
by the said grantee and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for. 

ALSO, 

The following 1 veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

October 5th, T903. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting, 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to issue a permit t » Messrs. Clark & Trainer 
to construct a coal vault 36 feet by 11 feet 6 
inches by 5 feet 10 inches between the build- 
ing line and the street curb in frout of 
premises No. 4314 and 4316 Lake avenue, for 
the reason that a privilege of this kind should 
only be granted in the form of an ordinance; 
and for the further reasons that the order 
does not provide for the construction of the 
vault according to plans to be approved by 
the Commissioner of Pubic Works; nor that 
said plans should be kept on file in the office 
of the Commissioner of Public Works; nor 
that the work should be done under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works; further- 
more, there are no provisions as to restoring 



openings in the sidewalk and no provision 
made for a bond indemnifying the city 
against loss. I have had an ordinance pre- 
pared embodying these suggestions, and re- 
spectfully request that the ordinance be 
passed to take the place of the order vetoed, 
without the customary reference to a com- 
mittee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Mavor moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the ordinance sub- 
mitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be substi- 
tuted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt. Ehemann, Williston,Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth.Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 63. 

Nays — Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority are hereby granted to (Murk & 
Trainer to construct and maintain a. 
vaull thirty-six feel (36) by eleven feet 
six inches (.1] feet 6 inches) by five feet 
ten inches (5 feet L0 inches), to be used 
for the storage o\' coal, between the build- 
ing line and the streel curb, in front o\' 



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premises known as number 4314 and 
4316 Lake avenue; and to maintain suit- 
able openings in the sidewalk over said 
vault herein provided, which openings 
shall be kept covered with iron covers 
when not in actual use for the purpose 
of filling said vault; the said vault and 
openings therein, and iron covers for 
said openings, shall be constructed ac- 
cording to plans approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which said plans 
shall be kept on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and said 
vault shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the supervi- 
sion and to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Sec. 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine 
ten (10) years from and after the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, or at 
any time prior thereto in the discretion 
of the Mayor. In ease of the termination 
of the privileges herein granted by lapse 
of time, or by the exercise of the May- 
or's discretion, as aforesaid, said gran- 
tees, their successors' and assigns, or le- 
gal representatives, shall restore said 
portion of the street at the place where 
said vault is located to a condition sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works at their sole expense, and 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Sec. 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a per* 
mit authorizing the same shall be issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no permit shall issue until the gran- 
tee herein shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a good and sufficient bond in 
the penal sum of ten thousand ($10,000) 
dollars, with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor, conditioned to indemnify, 
save and keep harmless the City of Chi- 
cago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever which may be suffered by it, said 
City of Chicago, or which it may be put 
to, or which may accrue against, be 



charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority 
of the permission herein given; and con- 
ditioned further to observe and perform, 
all and singular, the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability thereon shall be kept 
in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
'not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Sec. 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the grantees herein shall at all 
times keep the surface of the street or 
sidewalk over such vault in a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 
passage, and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance> in writing, of this' ordinance 
by said grantees, and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 5, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last regular meeting, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue to Clark & Trainer a permit to construct 
a coal vault 32x13 feet 6 inches x 5 feet, 9 
inches, between the building line and the 
street curb in front of premises Nos. 4317 
and 4319 Greenwood avenue, for the reason 
that a privilege of this kind should only be 
granted in the form of an ordinance; and for 
the further reasons that the order does not 
provide for the construction of the vault 
according to plans to be approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works; nor that 
said plans should be kept on file in the office 
of the Commissioner of Public Works: nor 
that the work should be done under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 



October 5, 



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1908 



Commissioner of Public Works. Further- 
more, there are no provisions as to openings 
in the sidewalk and no provision made for a 
bond indemnifying 1 the city against loss. I have 
had an ordinance prepared embodying these 
suggestions and respectfully request that the 
ordinance be passed, to take the place of the 
order vetoed, without the customary refer- 
ence to a committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Mavor moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor moved that'the ordinance sub- 
mitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be substi- 
tuted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Mavor moved the passage of the sub- 
stitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, IStuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
JDever, Sitls, Powers, Moian, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunu,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terwortb, Badeuoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section .1. That permission and au- 
thority are hereby granted to dark & 
Trainer to construd and maintain n 
vault thirty two Peel (32 feet) by thir- 
teen feel ; ; i\ inches ( L3 feel 6 inches) by 
five feel nine inches (5 feel 9 inches), 
i o be used for i he b1 orage of coal, bo- 
I w< en I be buildi nc li tie and i tie s1 reet 



curb, in front of premises known as 
number 4317 and 4319 Greenwood ave- 
nue; and to maintain suitable openings 
in the sidewalk over said vault herein 
provided, which openings shall be kept 
severed with iron covers when not in 
actual use for the purposes of filling 
said, vault; the said vault and openings 
therein, and iron covers for said open- 
ings, shall be constructed according to 
plans approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, a 
copy of which said plans shall be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and said vault shall be 
constructed in a safe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of. the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Sec. 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and deter- 
mine ten (10) years from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as 
aforesaid, said grantees, their successors 
and assigns or legal representatives, 
shall restore said portion of the street 
at the place where said vault is located 
to a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works at their sole 
expense, and without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever, to the City of 
Chicago. 

Sec. 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no permit shall issue until the 
grantees herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond 
in the penal sum of Ten Thousand (10,- 
ooo) Dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all Lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense o\' any 



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kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered 
from said City from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason of any act or thing done un- 
der or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and conditioned further 
to observe and perform, all and singu- 
lar, the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance. Said bond and the lia- 
bility thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Sec. 4. During the life of this or* 
dinance the grantees herein shall at all 
times keep the surface of the street or 
sidewalk over such vault in a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by said grantees, and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 
October 5, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith,withoutmy 

approval, an order passed at the last regular 

meeting of your Honorable Body, directing 

the Commissioner of Public Works to issue a 

permit to James Barsaloux to cut a hole 

5 ft.x43^ ft. in the sidewalk on the east side 

of Kimbark avenue, south of 63d street, for 

the reason that a privilege of this kind should 

only be granted in the form of an ordinance. 

Furthermore, the order does not provide for 

the construction of the work according to 

plans to be approved by the Commissioner of 

Public Works and to be kept on file in the 

office of said Commissioner, nor that the 



work should be done to the satisfaction an$ 
approval of said Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

In my opinion the bond should be $10,000 
instead of $5,000, on account of the recent 
change by the Legislature of the death lia- 
bility. 

I have had an ordinance prepared embody- 
ing these suggestions and respectfully request 
that the ordinance be passed, to take the 
place of the order vetoed, without the cus- 
tomary reference to a Committee. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved that the ordinance sub- 
mitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be substi- 
tuted for the order under consideration. 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertei, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
(Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston,Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenocb, Eidmann,Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 
j\r a?/s _Conlon, Brennau— 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of 
.the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be, and the same are hereby 
granted unto James Barsaloux, his suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct and 
maintain a hole five (5) feet by four 



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and one-half (4%) feet in dimensions, 
in the sidewalk on the east side of Kim- 
bark avenue, south of Sixty-third street; 
said hole to be covered with iron doors 
flush with the sidewalk, and so placed 
as to cause no obstruction to the public 
use thereof. Said hole and iron doors 
shall be constructed according to plans 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, a copy of 
which plans shall be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the construction and main- 
tenance of said hole shall be under the 
direction and supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Sec. 2. The permission and authority 
herein given shall cease and determine 
ten (10) years from and after the pass- 
age of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the 
Mayor. In case of the termination of the 
privileges herein granted by lapse of 
time, or by the exercise of the Mayor's 
discretion, as aforesaid, said grantee, 
his successor and assigns or legal repre- 
sentative, shall restore said portion of 
the sidewalk at the place where said hole 
is located to a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works, 
at his or their sole expense, and without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever, 
to the City of Chicago. 

Sec. 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a per- 
mit authorizing the same shall be is- 
sued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until 
the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of Ten Thousand 
Dollars ($10,000), with sureties to bo 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may bo put to, or which may accrue 



against, be charged to or recovered 
from said City from or by reason of 
the passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and conditioned further, 
to observe and perform, all and singu- 
lar, the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon- cease. 

Sec. 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall at all 
times keep the surface of the sidewalk 
in which said hole is located, in a con- 
dition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by said grantee, and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 5, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed at the last 
meeting of your Honorable Body directing 
the Commissioner of Public works to issue a 
permit to Bolislow Klarkanski to erect a pole 
with the said name displayed thereon at the 
southeast corner of Blackhawk and Clever 
streets, for the reason that said order ought 
to be made revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

I would therefore suggest a reconsideration 
of the vote by which the order was passed, 
and its repassage with the following amend; 
men! : 

Amend said order by adding at the end 
thereof the words, "the permission hereby 



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1148 



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granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion." 



Respectfully, 
Carter H 



Harrison 
May '01 



Aid. Minwegen moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to issue per- 
mit to Bolislow Klarkowski to erect a doctor's 
pole at the southeast corner of Blackhawk 
and Cleaver streets. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

ALSO 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

October 5, 1903. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I herewith return without 
my approval an order passed by your Honor- 
able Bedy at its last regular meeting, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue a permit to A. J. Wleklinski to com- 
plete the erection of building now under con- 
struction, for the reason that said order 
should be directed to the Commissioner of 
Buildings. 

I would therefore suggest a reconsideration 
of the vote by which the order was passed 
and its re-passage with the following amend- 
ment: 

Amend said order by striking out the 
words "Commissioner of Public Works," and 
inserting in lieu thereof the words "Com- 
missioner of Buildings." 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The followiDgis the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue per- 
mit to A. J. Wleklinski of 55 Marion place 
to complete the erection of building now 
under construction. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 5, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
may approval, an order directing the Com- 
missioner of Public Works to issue a permit 
to Charles Dickinson and Charles D. Boyles 
to build a dock, commencing at the American 
Linseed Oil Company's property, running 
east 470 feet to the west bank @f the Calumet 
River at 110th street, the same to be issued to 
them without any costs, except such costs 
as may accrue to the city, for the following 
reason : 

March 7, 1898, the City Council passed an 
ordinance entitled "An ordinance to improve 
the public service, to confirm and limit the 
implied powers under existing ordinances of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, and in 
pursuance thereof to amend Section No. 1640, 
Art. I., Chap. LIV., of the Revised Code of 
Chicago, 1897," which is printed ou pages 
1882-3 of the Council Proceedings of 1897- 
1898, which ordinance contained the follow- 
ing provision: 

"Provided, however, that all charges by 

said Commissioner of Public Works for 

granting such permits shall be reasonable, 

and that, in all cases, charges for granting 

| permits for dredging, as well as for permits 



October 5, 



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1903 



for building or repairing any dock or other like 
structure on or along the.waters of the har- 
bors of the City of Chicago, shall, in the for- 
mer instance, not exceed four dollars per day 
for every day the dredge works under said 
permit, and in the latter instance shall not ex- 
ceed twenty-five cents for every lineal foot of the 
total distance covered by or included in said 
dock permit to defray the expenses of the sur- 
veys, inspection and superintendence of said 
work." 

This ordinance has not been repealed, and 
I know of no reason why the permit fee pre- 
scribed by it should not in this instance be 
collected. 

I would respectfully suggest a reconsidera- 
tion of the vote by which this order was 
passed, and its repassage with the following 

amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the words 
"without any costs except such costs as may 
accrue to the city," and substitute therefor 
the words "upon the payment of the proper 
permit fee therefor." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to issue a 
permit to Charles Dickinson and Charles D. 
Boyles to build a dock commencing at the 
American Linseed Oil Company's property 
running east 470 feet to the west bank of the 
Calumet River and 110th street; the same to 
be issued to them upon the payment of the 
proper permit fee therefor. 



also, 



The following veto messaare: 

Mayor's Office, I 

October 5, 1903. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue a permit to M. Mastrogiovani, J. and T. 
Sullivanafor an iron basement door in front 
of the premises No. 193 20th street, for the 
reason that the amount of the bond provided 
is inadequate, the Legislature having enacted 
a law which went into effect July 1, 1903, 
inereasing the death liability to $10,000. I 
therefore respectfully suggest a reconsid- 
eration of the vote by which this order was 
passed and its repassage with the following 
amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the 
words and figures five thousand dollars 
($5,000) and substituting therefor the words 
and figures ten thousand dollars ($10,000). 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Ailing moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ailing moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Ailing moved the passage of the order 
as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to M. Mastrogiovani, J. and T. Sulli- 
vana for heavy iron basement door which 
shall be 3^x4>.< feet, situate in front of 
premises known as 192 20th street, Said 
parties shall furnish an indemnifying bond 
to the City of Chicago in the sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, which shall pro- 
tect the City of Chicago from and in all dam- 



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ages which might occur from said opening. 
Said bond to be approved by the Mayor. This 
order is subject to the revocation of the Mayor 
at any time. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 5, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed at the last 
regular meeting of your Honorable Body, 
granting to Bennett & Landgren permission 
and authority to construct and maintain a 
team scale and necessary operating appur- 
tenances in the alley in the rear of 270-272 
Oak street, for the reason that said ordinance 
does not make the successors, assigns or legal 
representatives of the grantees liable for the 
removal of the scale and its appurtenances, 
and the restoration of the alley, nor does it 
provide that the alley should be restored to a 
condition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

I also suggest that the bond be increased to 
ten thousand dollars ($10,000), and that a 
clause be added to Section 4 providing for 
the maintenance of the bond. 

I have had prepared amendments which 
embody the suggestions I have made. 

I respectfully recommend that the vote by 
which said ordinance was passed be recon- 
sidered, and that it be repassed with these 
amendments. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Amendments to ordinance granting per- 
mission to Bennett & Landgren to con- 
struct and maintain a team scale in the 
alley in the rear of 270-272 Oak street. 

Amend said ordinance - by inserting after 
the word u Landgren" in the tenth line of 
Section 3, as printed on page 1079 of the 
Council Proceedings of September 28, 1903, 
the words "successors and assigns or legal 
representatives." 

After the word "condition" in the twelfth 
line of Section 3 of said ordinance, as printed 



on page 1079 of said proceedings, insert the 
words "to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner^of Public Works." 

Strike out the words and figures five thou- 
sand dollars (15,000.00) in Section 4 and in- 
sert in lieu thereof the words and figures ten 
thousand dollars ($10,000.00.) 

At the end of Section 4 and as part thereof, 
insert the following: 

"Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time said 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall forthwith 
cease and determine." 

Aid. Minwegen moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved that the ordinance 
be amended in accordance with the veto mes- 
age of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Minwegen moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, E'oreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, J ones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann,Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— -62. 

Nays — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to Ben- 
nett & Landgren to construct and maintain 
a team scale and necessary operating appur- 
tenances in the alley in the rear of 270 and 



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272 Oak street. The location of said scale 
and the work of construction necessary in 
and about the placing of said scale shall 
be done under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance. During the life of this ordi- 
nance, the said Bennett & Landgren shall at 
all times keep said scale and the portion of 
the alley immediately surrounding the same 
in good condition and repair and safe for 
public travel, to the satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 8. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted are subject to revocation by 
the Mayor in his discretion at anytime. At 
the expiration of the time fixed by this ordi- 
nance for the continuance of the rights and 
privileges hereby granted or upon the termi- 
nation of said rights and privileges at any 
time by reason of the revocation of the same 
by the Mayor, as aforesaid, said Bennett & 
Landgren, their successors and assigns or 
legal representatives shall forthwith remove 
said scale and its appurtenances, and restore, 
said alley to its proper condition, to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
so that the portion of said alley where said 
scale has been located shall be put in the same 
condition as the other parts of said alley in 
the same block. 

Section 4. Before any work may be done 
under the authority of this ordinance, said 
Bennett & Landgren shall execute and de- 
liver to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, in the penal sum of 
ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, conditioned 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all loss, dam- 
age, expense, costs or Liability of any kind 
whatsoever, which may be suffered by It, the 



said City of Chicago, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from, the 
said city by reason of the location of 
scale as herein authorized, or by reason, di- 
rectly or indirectly, of the passage of this 
ordinance, or by reason of any act or thing 
done by the said Bennett & Landgren by 
virtue of the authority of this ordinance, 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form all and singular the conditions of this 
ordinance. 

Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time said 
bond shall not be in full force, then the priv- 
ileges herein granted shall forthwith cease 
and determine. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and the filing of the bond herein provided for 
with the City Clerk of the City of Chicago. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 

October 5, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed at the last reg- 
ular meetii g of your Honorable Body direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
build a sewer through alley in the rear of 
573 Blue Island avenue to connect with the 
sewer at Albert street, for the purpose of 
relieving the Blue Island avenue sewer, for 
the reason that the building of said sewer 
would be a local improvement, and the cost 
of the construction of the same should be by 
special assessment on the property specially 
benefited. 

I would therefore suggest a reconsideration 
of the vote by which the order was passed, 
and its repassage amended so as to read: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby requested to cause 
the proper proceedings to be taken for the 
construction of a sewer through alley in rear 
of 573 Blue Island avenue to connect with the 



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sewer in Albert street for the purpose of 
relieving the sewer in Blue Island avenue. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

"Ordered, That the Board of Local Imple- 
ments be and it is hereby requested to cause 
the proper proceedings to be taken for the 
construction of a sewer through alley in rear 
of 573 Blue Island avenue to connect with 
the sewer in Albert street for the purpose of 
relieving the sewer in Blue Island avenue." 



The following veto message. 

Mayor's Office, ) 

October 5, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed at the last 
regular meeting of your Honoroble Body 
granting authority to Balkwill & Patch to 
construct and maintain a team scale in the 
alley in the rear of 404 Fullerton avenue, for 
the reason that the ordinance does not pro- 
vide for the maintenance of the portion of 
the alley immediately surrounding the scale 
in good condition and repair, nor does it pro- 
vide for. the maintenance of the same in a 
condition safe for public travel. 

Furthermore, the bond clause is too in- 
definite and the amount of the bond is too 
small. Certain provisions should also be 
added to Section 2 for the maintenance of the 
indemnity bond. 

I have had prepared amendments which 
embody the suggestions 1 have made. I re- 



spectfully recommend that the vote by which 
the ordinance was passed be reconsidered and 
that it be repassed with these amendments. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Amendments to ordinance granting permis- 
sion to Balkwill & Patch to maintain a 
wagon scale in alley in rear of 404 Fullerton 
avenue. 

Amend said ordinance by inserting after 
the word "years," in the third line of Section 

1 of said ordinance, as printed on page 1087 
of Council Proceedings of September 28, 
1903, the words "unless revoked prior there- 
to by the Mayor at his discretion." 

Amend said ordinance by inserting after 
the word "same," in the sixth line of Section 

2 thereof,- as printed on page 1087 of Council 
Proceedings of September 28, 1903, the words 
"and the portion of the alley immediately 
surrounding same." 

Insert after the word "repair," in the same 
line of said section of the ordinance, the 
words "and safe for publie travel." 

After the word "works," in the eighth line 
of said Section 2, add the words "at the ex- 
piration of the time fixed by this ordinance 
for the continuance of the rights and privil- 
eges hereby granted or upon the termination 
of said rights and privileges at any time by 
reason of the revocation of the same by the 
Mayor, said Balkwill & Patch, their succes- 
sors, assigns or legal representatives, shall 
forthwith remove said scale and appurte- 
nances, and restore said al ey to its propar 
condition, to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, so that the portion 
of the said alley where said scale has been 
located shall be put in the same condition as 
the other parts of said alley in the same 
block." 

Strike out the word "they," in the eighth 
line of said Section 2, and insert in lieu 
thereof the words "the grantee herein." 

Strike out the words and figures "one thou- 
sand ($1,000) dollars" in the ninth line of 
said Section 2, and insert in lieu thereof the 
words and figures "ten thousand ($10,000) 
dollars." 

Strike out all words after the word "ex- 
pense" in the thirteenth line of said Section 



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2, and insert in lieu thereof the following: 
"It may suffer, or which may accrue against 
or be charged to or recovered from said City 
of Chicago from or by reason of the permis- 
sion and authority hereby granted, or by 
reason of the exercise of said permission 
and authority, or from or by reason of any 
act done by said Balkwill & Patch, their suc- 
cessors or assigns, under the authority of 
this ordinance, or resulting from the ereetion 
and maintenance ©f said scale, and condition- 
ed further that said Balkwill & Patch will 
faithfully observe and perform all the con- 
ditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sureties 
thereon shall be kept in force throughout 
the life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
said bond shall not be in full force, then the 
provisions herein granted shall forthwith 
cease and determine." 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of- the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann,Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. Permission and authority are 
hereby given to Balkwill <fc Patch to construct 



and maintain for a period of five (5) years 1 
unless revoked prior thereto by the Mayor at 
his discretion, a wagon scale in alley in rear, 
of 404 Fullerton avenue. 

Section 2. Said scale shall be located 
and constructed under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of said City of Chicago, and said 
Balkwill & Patch shall keep and maintain 
same and the portion of the alley immedi- 
ately surrounding the same in good condition 
and repair, and safe for public travel, satis- 
factory to the said Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the expiration of the time fixed 
by this ordinance for the continuance of the 
rights and privileges hereby granted or upon 
the termination of said rights and privileges 
at any time by reason of the revocation of 
the same by the Mayor, said Balkwill & 
Patch, their successors, assigns or legal rep- 
resentatives, shall forthwith remove said s ale 
and appurtenances, and restore said alley to 
its proper condition, to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works, so that the 
portion of the said alley where said scale has 
been located shall be put in the same condi- 
tion as the other parts of said alley in the 
same block. The grantee herein shall enter 
into a bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000), with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned to indemnify and save harmless said 
city from all loss, damage and expense it 
may suffer, or which may accrue against or 
be charged to or recovered from said City of 
Chicago from or by reason of the permission 
and authority hereby granted, or by reason of 
the exercise of said permission and authority, 
or from or by reason of any act done by said 
Balkwill & Patch, their successors or assigns, 
under the authority of this ordinance, or 
resulting from the erection and maintenance 
of said scale, and conditioned further that 
said Balkwill & Patch will faithfully observe 
and perforin all the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in force 



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throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time said bond shall not be in full 
force, then the provisions herein granted 
shall forthwith cease and determine. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and approval, 
provided the said Balkwill & Patch shall file 
their written acceptance hereof and the said 
bond with the City of Chicago within sixty 
days from and after the passage and approval 
hereof. 

Section 4. The rights and privileges 
herein granted may be revoked at any time 
by order of the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
the chairman of the convention of the Inter- 
State Mississippi River Improvement and 
Levee Association, to be held at New Orleans, 
La., October 27, 1903, asking co-operation by 
this city, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Office of the City Clerk, ) 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 

Council : 

Gentlemen— In accordance with the pro- 
visions of the Revised Code of Chieago, I 
hereby make report of all bonds and accept- 
ances under ordinances, which have been 
filed in th'is office since the last preceding 
meeting. 

Bona and acceptance of the Illinois Tele- 
phone and Telegraph Company under ordi- 
nance of July 15th, and amendatory ordinance 
of July 20th, 1903, granting certain privileges 
to the said Illinois Telephone and Telegraph 
Company, filed October 1st, 1903. 
Yours respectfully, 

Fred C. Bender, 



City Clerk. 



Which was placed on file. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works do and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to William A. Dyche for coal 
hole, which shall be 20 inches in diameter, 
and which shall be on Randolph street on the 
building northwest corner State and Ran- 
dolph. Said William A. Dyche shall furnish 
an indemnifying bond to the City of Chicago 
in the sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dol- 
lars, which shall protect the City of Chicago 
from and in all damages which might occur 
from said opening. Said bond to be approved 
by the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works do and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to Joy Morton for scale hole and 
six (6) coal holes, which shall be three feet 
square, in alley in rear of building on north- 
west corner Jackson and Michigan, and 
according to plans herewith attached. Said 
Joy Morton shall furnish an indemnifying 
bond to the City of Chicago in the sum of 
ten thousand (110,000) dollars which shall 
protect the City of Chicago from and in all 
damages whieh might occur from said open- 
ing. Said bond to be approved by the Mayor. 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Anthony May to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at No. 1 S. Clark 
street, dimensions of said sign being 42x54 
inches. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Ele trician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Marcus Bros. & Price to erect an 
electric sign in front of premises at No. S3 
Van Buren street, dimensions of said sign 



October 5, 



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being 42 x 54 inches. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by theMayor at any time at 
bis discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit t© 
J. A. Riley to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 140-142 East Madison 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be re- 
vocable by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to the American Venting Company to 
erect an electric sign in front of premises 
at No. 340 State street. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department and to the satisfaction of 
the City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to J. 
Cattinos to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 577 State street. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Macris Bros, to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 332 Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electri ian. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered? That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit, to 
!'. |'. Penovich to erecl an electric sign in 
[root Of premises at Nn. :i.M Wabash avenue, 
dimensions of said sign being "> x 1:3 feet. 
Said si<_ r ns to be Constructed and erected in 



accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to D. 
J. Waters to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 296 Dearborn street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. M. Bernstein to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 173 Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Martin J. Meyer, No. 209-211 
State street, to erect a board sign in front of 
said premises. Dimensions of said sign 
being 3x6 feet. Said sign to be erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Department. Said permit to be subject 
to revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank McDermott to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 91 Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the E'ectrical* Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is heie-hv directed to issue a permit to 
Frank A. Balastine to erect an electric sign 

in front of premises at '.»() East Harrison 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 



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erected in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to Edward A. Dreifus to erect an electric 
sio-n in front of premises at 85 Randolph 
street. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with ail rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocaable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Faddis & Yerkes to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 19:3 E. Madison street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department, and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
United Cigar Stores Company to erect an 
electric sign in front of premises at 134 
Dearborn s reet, dimenzions of said sign 
being 4x8 feet. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Manning & Bowes t" erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 321 State street, dimen- 
sion of said sign being 3x7 feet. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of 
the City Eleetrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
P. Brennan to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 160 East Van 
Buren street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Electrical Depart- 



ment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Berry's Incorporators to erect an electrie 
sign in front of premises at 180 State street. 
Said sign to be erected against the wall of 
said building; dimension of said sign being 
1x20 ft. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electric an. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Berry's Incorporators to erect two (2) electric 
signs in front of premises at 180 State street. 
Said signs to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at bis discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J A Riley to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 145 East 16th street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the. 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction, 
of the City Electrician. The permission, 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to' 
J A. Riley to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 1601 State street. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry Greengard to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 126 East Lake street, 
dimensions of said sign being 42x54 inches. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 



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sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered. That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
B. J. McAtee to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 108 East 22d street, 
dimensions of said sign being 3 ft. x 8 ft. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. McMabon to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 1215 Wabash avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations < f the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. J. Garity to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 339 Wabash avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Michael Waters to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 69 Lake street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to Dow. 
B. Lewis to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 96 Dearborn street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with :ill rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Depart meat and to the satisfaction of t he 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
t line Ht bia discret ion. 

Ordered^ Thai the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 



Mossier Company to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 140 E. Madison street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing a 
supplemental ordinance for the improvement 
of Lomax place (formerly Charles place), 
from 5th avenue to Franklin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kenna, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Younar, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch.Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 62. 

Nays — Con Ion, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing a supplemental ordinance for the 
improvement of Lomax place (formerly 
Charles place), from Fifth avenue to Frank- 
lin street, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"A supplemental ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Lomax place (formerly Charles 
place), from Fifth avenue 'o Franklin 
street," passed July 7', IDOL', be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket No. 26994 of the County Court 
of said county, be and the same is hereby 

annulled. 



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Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby directed to draft and 
report to this Council an ordinance for sub- 
mitting to the people of the City of Chicago 
for adoption the act known as "An Act to 
authorize the cities to acquire, cod struct, 
own, operate and lease street railways and to 
provide means therefor;" Session Laws 285. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to have a 
survey made of 1300 feet of six-inch water 
pipe, and hydrant branches, on North Clark 
street, north of Grand avenue, now Granville 
avenue ; 

Also, 192 feet of six-inch water pipe on 
West Paulina street, from Thome avenue 
northward; 

Also, 50 feet of six-inch water pipe on 
Ernst avenue, between Clark street and 
Southport avenue; 

Also, 313 feet of six-inch water pipe on 
Meadow lane, from Grand avenue (now 
Granville avenue) southward; 

Also. 500 feet of six-inch water pipe on 
Ridge avenue, from Grand avenue, now 
Granville avenue, southward ; 

Also, 190 feet of 

West Paulina street, 

northward; 

on Grand avenue, now 
from Clark street to 



six-inch water pipe on 
from Granville avenue 



FOURTH WARD. 



Aid. Dailey presented the claim of Thos. 
McCarthy for services during disability, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dailey presented the following order. 

t 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
G. D. Lynch to erect an electric sign, abou 
2x5 feet, in front of premises at 2534 Went- 
worth avenue. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electric an. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the claim of Ed- 
ward Baker for personal injuries while in the 
city's employ, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Also, water pipe 
Granville avenue, 
Southport avenue; 

And report to this Council which of said 
water pipes are paying a revenue of ten cents 
per foot. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed and 
referred to the Department of Public Works. 

Aid. Foreman presented an ordinance ex- 
empting hospitals for charitable and educa- 
tional purposes from license fee, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Rooney and Sloan presented the claim 
of Wm. Heise for damage to horse, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 

hereby authorized and directed to make the 

following transfers in the appropriation for 

viaducts and bridges- 

From bridges and viaduct opera- 

tiou 112,000 00 

From construction East Division 

street bridge 29,265 72 

From construction 95th street bridge 28,419 26 

All to repairs of bridges and viaducts. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to transfer 



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from appropriation 34aa4 Bureau of Streets 
t© 10c2 City Hall the sum of seven and fifty 
one-hundredth ($7.50) dollars; in accordance 
with the request of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, attached hereto. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of W. H. 
Colvin for special assessment re ate, which 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order 
and amendment: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby instructed to sus- 
pend the enforcement of the fire escape 
ordinance, so far as it relates to private resi- 
dences, until the further order of the City 
Council. 

Amend Section 209, building ordinances, 
by inserting the words "private residences 
excepted." 

Which were referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following or- 
der: 

Whereas, The Mayor has expressed the 
belief that infidelity to the city's interest 
exists among some of the employes of the 
various departments; and, 

Whereas, It is unjust that the many faith- 
ful employes of the city should suffer from 
such a general charge; and, 

Whereas, It is of the greatest, public im- 
portance that the unfaithful employes 
should be known and dismissed from the 
service; now, therefore, in order that the 
oity may be at all times advised as to the 
faithful or unfaithful conduct, of its em- 
ployes; be it 

Ordered, That the Civil Service Commis- 
sion be and it is hereby authorized to appoint 
three confidential employes whose duty shall 
be to keep Baid Commission advised at all 
times as to whether employes are faithfully 
performing their duties, and thai i he Finance 



Committee make provision for the salaries of 
such appointees in the next appropriation 
bill. 

Aid. Conlon moved the reference of the 
order to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bennett moved to suspend the rules 
to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved the passage of the 
order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
. Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt. Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling. Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Bennett presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. Gleeson to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 5489 Lake avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Whereas, On October 6, 1902, Council 
Proceedings page U93, this Council referred 
the following resolution to the Committee on 
License, to-wit" 

^Besolved, That the Committee on License 
shall confer with the City Electrician and 
prepare and submit to this Council an ordi 

nance specifying the terms and conditions for 
the granting of permits for the erection of 
electric signs and authorizing the City Elec- 
trician to issue such permits in compliance 
with the terms of said ordinance. Said ordi- 



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nance to provide for the revocation of such 
permits by the Mayor at any time;" and, 

Whereas, No report has yet been made by 
said committee; therefore be it 

Resolved, That said committee is hereby 
requested to make report to this Council at 
an early day. 

Which were, on motion duly passed: 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of 63d street, from Stony Island avenue to the 
right of way ©f the Illinois Central Railroad. 

By unanimous eonsent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor. Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Freib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlbn, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on the north side of 
71st street, from St. Lawrence avenue to 
Cottage Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

yea.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Siuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno. 
Schmidt, Ebemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 



Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 63d 
street, from South Park avenue to Cottage 
Grove avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

j eas _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann,Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl,Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 
Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 
a 

ALSO, 

A rec©mmendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on the west side of 
South Park avenue, from 61st street to 63d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Motan, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty. Sullivan, Herrmann. Werno, 
Schmidt, Ebemann, Williston. Dunn .Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Bums, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl,Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 63. 



Nays— GOnlon, Brenuan 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
54th street, from Woodlawn avenue to Kim- 
bark avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunx, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Bacenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 62nd 
place, from Madison avenue to Illinois Cen- 
tral Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Mo an, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann. Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann.Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Ellis 
avenue from 60th street to 63d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Snow, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Roeney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann. Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
Cottage Grove avenue from 60th street to 
63d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn. Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance aud estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 71st 
street, from Jackson Park avenue to Cregier 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart . Dailey, Sloan, 



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Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan-2. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Morgan & Clevenger to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 224 92d street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
with all rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department and to the satisfaction of 
the City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly 



Aid. Moynihan presented an order for a 
cinder sidewalk on both sides Escanaba 
avenue, from 82d street to Illinois avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Preib presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect electric lights 
on the following streets: Fourteenth place, 
between Union and Halsted ; Fourteenth 
place, between Jefferson and Canal; Nine- 
teenth street, between Halsted and Union 
streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby ordered to issue 
permit to the Chicago Iron and Machinery 



Co. to repair buildings recently damaged by 
fire at Halsted street and 15th place. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Preib presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Track 
Elevation prepare an ordinance to be sub- 
mitted to the Council directing the Chicago, 
Burlington andQuincy Hailroad,the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railroad and the Chicago 
Terminal Railroad Companies to build a sub- 
way on South Jefferson street, between 16th 
and 15th streets. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Track Elevation. 

Aid. Fick and Preib presented a request 
for the vacation and opening of alleys be- 
tween Newberry avenue and Halsted street, 
and West 14th place and the C. T. T. R. R. 
Co.'s tracks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sindelar presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed 'to issue a permit to 
Standard Clothing Company to erect an 
electric sign in front of premises at 594 Blue 
Island avenue. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrican. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moertel presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Isaac Tlatt to erect an electric sign in front «f-f 
premises at 809 South Ashland aveuue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 



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ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 
Which was, on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Cullerton presented an order to in- 
clude an item of $282.15 to cover the deficit 
of principal and interest on special assess- 
ment Warrant No. 22887; also, an order 
directing the Finance Committee to meet the 
requirements of the ordinance passed where- 
by firemen in the employ of the Department 
of Public Works can be paid the prevailing 
wage scale of $75 per month, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
order: 

Whereas, An ordinance of Chicago pre- 
scribes certain districts in which rendering 
establishments, soap factories and the like 
shall be located ; and 

Whereas, Recent court decisions have 
questioned the validity of said ordinance; 
therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Committee on Health, 
acting under advice of the Law Department, 
be and is hereby ordered to investigate into 
this matter and report as early as practicable 
to this Council as to what change or changes 
can be made in the ordinance referred to as 
will best subserve all i .terests concerned. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Health Department. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Law Department be and 
is hereby directed to report at its earliest con- 
venience a proper ordinance licensing enter- 
tainments known as mutoscope parlors or 
penny arcades, the license fee to be not less 
than $500 per annum. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following or- 
ders: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



he is hereby directed to issue a permit 
to M. J. Dolan to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 754 South Western 
avenue. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Electri- 
cian. The permission hereby granted to be 
revocable by the Mayor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to the 
MeCormick Harvesting Machine Co. to string 
a private telephone wire from their works, 
Blue Island avenue and Oakley avenue, to 153 
West 24th street to connect their watch ser- 
vice. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in Talman ave- 
nue, from West 12th street to Ogden boule- 
vard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cerveny, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gan, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Naxjs— Conlou, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in West 24th place, from 
South Rockwell street to Marshall boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid 
Zimmer, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas -i- Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 



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Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prnib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 3. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in West Polk 
street, from South Homan avenue to South 
Lawndale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann-, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Raca— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt West L2th street, 
from Ogden boulevard to 50 feet west of 
South Campbell avenue. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 



Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt. Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race -62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of West Superior street, from North Western 
avenue to Noble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62, 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented an order for pav- 
ing (asphalt) CLarinda street, from Ashland 
avenue to Woed street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid Jozwiakowski presented the claim of 



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H. Leon for special assessment rebates, which 



Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following order: 

Ordered, That an ordinance vacating' alley 
in Stein & Hirsch's Sub., placed on file May 
11, 1903, and an ordinance in favor of the 
Allis-Chalmers Company for a switch track, 
placed on file February 24, 1903, be taken 
from file and recommitted to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curb- 
ing grading and paving with brick Bradley 
street, from Noble street to Elston avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jozwiakowski, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodworth, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Navs— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sitts and Dever presented an order 
for paving with asphalt Temple street from 
Huron street to Chicago avenue, the present 
curbing to be undisturbed, except in those 
places where it actually needs re-placing, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Dever presented the following resolu- 
tion: 
WHEREAS, The electors of Chicago on the 



4th day of November, 1902, voted for a refer- 
endum of all ordinances granting franchises 
for street railways by the overwhelming 
majority of 131,958; and 

Whereas, This principle has been amply 
approved by subsequent campaign pledges 
and discussions; and 

Whereas, The public mind should be put 
at rest at this time by a definite assurance 
that these pledges will be fulfilled ; now there- 
fore be it 

Resolved, That the following rule be adopted 
by this Council, to be known as Rule No. 55- 

Rule 55. Every ordinance to grant a 
franchise for any street railway for a longer 
period than five years shall be read in full at 
three different meetings of the City Council. 

All amendments must be offered and acted 
upon before the third reading of such ordi- 
nance. After the second reading such ordi- 
nance shall be engrossed with amendments, if 
any, and published in some newspaper of 
general circulation in the City of Chicago at 
least once each week for nine (9) consecutive 
weeks, and shall be kept on file for public 
inspection in the office of the City Clerk dur- 
ing all of such period of publication. 

If a petition signed by the electors of the 
City of Chicago in number equal to ten per 
cent of the votes cast at the preceeding 
municipal election is filed with the City Clerk 
during such period of publication, requesting 
that such ordinance be submitted to be 
voted upon by the electors of the City of 
Chicago then such ordinance shall not be 
considered for third reading and passage 
until the same has been voted upon by said 
electors and approved by an affirmative vote 
of a majority of those voting thereon. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation with instructions to 
report within two weeks. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Brennan presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to Jameson Brothers, 89 South 



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Halsted street, to erect an electric sign in 
front of said premises. Said sign to be 
erected in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
said permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time at the option of the Major. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Sol. Browarsky to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 323 West Randolph 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and direct- 
ed to issue a permit to John Teevans to erect a 
barber pole in front of 87 South Desplaines 
street; said barber pole to be erected in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works and said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any time 
at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for paving with asphalt West Madison street, 
from South Canal street to South Centre 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brennan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following or- 
der- 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a permit to Walter Caron to 
erect a two story brick and stone building to 
be used as a residence upon lot known as 
2166 Wilcox avenue, in accordance with plans 
on file in the office of said Commissioner of 
Buildings, and said permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moran presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. McGuire to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 561 West 12th street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Singer & Nestor to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 250 South Halsted 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. F. Panzer t® erect an electric sign 54 
inches high, 42 inches long, 8 inches wide, 
weight 150 pounds, in front of premises 
at 242 South Halsted street. Said sign to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, curbing, grad 



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ing and paving with creosoted wooden blocks, 
West Taylor street, from South Canal street 
to Blue Island avenue. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Moran, de- 
ferred. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Superior Billiard Hall to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at 210 North Clark 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Martin McNulty to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 32 Wells street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to issue a permit to the Grace M. E. 
Church to connect a two-inch water pipe 
with the city water main without meter for 
the purpose of supplying water to the church 
organ. Such connection to be made subject 
to the rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and at the expense of 
the city. 

Which were, ®n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented orders as follows, 
viz. : 

For paving with granite St. Clair street, 
from Illinois street to Ohio street. 

For laying a 12-inch sewer in Geary street, 
from Delaware place to Walton place, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. Minwegen presented an order to in- 
clude in the next appropriation bill an item 
of $1,500 to be placed to the credit of War- 
rant No. 31,8S9 for paving Washington place, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following or- 
ders: 

'Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
grant a permit to the Board of Education to 
put scale in alley in rear of school at Frank- 
lin and Huron streets. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be ana 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Knapp to erect an electric sign in front of 
his premises at 313 East Division street, size 
of said sign to be 54 x 42 inches. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by His Honor, 
the Mayor, at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the claim of Vin- 
nedge Bros, for rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dougherty presented an order to re- 
fund the amount deposited by the House of 
Good Shepherd for water tap put in on Hill 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the claim of W. 
K. Burton for refund of wood peddler's 
license, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dougherty presented the following 
order. 

Ordered That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be ami he is hereby directed and 
authorized to issue a permit for a wagon 
scale at a point 100 feet, west of Orleans 



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street on the north side of Huron street, in 
favor of the Brunswick-Balke-Collender Co., 
in accordance with the rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works and upon 
the filing of a bond in the* sum of five 
thousand ($5,000) dollars. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the following 
ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for better street car service and 
for greater security of life and limb. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That any person, company or 
corporation accepting a license or extension 
of license to run and operate a street rail- 
road in the City of Chicago shall in consider- 
ation of such license perform and comply 
with each and every of the following condi- 
tions: 

Section 2. No trains of cars shall be run 
within the limits of said City of Chicago; 
all cars run within the limits of said city 
shall be run single, separate and detached 
from all other cars. 

All cars run shall be equipped with vesti- 
bules, closable on both sides of both ends and 
closed on both ends ©f one side, and equip- 
ped and supplied with sand boxes and sand 
on both ends; and no car not so equipped 
and supplied shall be run. 

All cars shall have aisles through the cen- 
ter of the cars from end to end; gutters 
along the roofs of all open cars; sliding cur- 
tains that fit closely and well between posts 
on both sides of all open cars; and all cars 
shall have curtains back of the position for 
the motorman to prevent imaging of car by 
reflection of light from within; and cars not 
so furnished and equipped shall not be run. 



Every car shall be fitted and supplied with 
a good, superior and efficient brake and head 
light: and no car not so fitted and sup- 
plied shall be run. 

Section 3. Every car run within the limi 
its of said City of Chicago shall be manned 
with a competent licensed motorman and con- 
ductor, whose day's work shall not. exceed 
eight hours, which hours shall be within nine 
consecutive hours. And every such motor 
man and conductor, placed upon duty by 
such person, company or corporation, shall 
serve the public and be the servant of such 
person, company or corporation, and shall 
perform faithfully all street car services re- 
quired of him by ordinance, as well as those 
legally required of him by such person, com- 
pany or corporation. And every such mo- 
torman and conducter shall receive as com- 
pensation for each day's work, or fraction 
thereof that he shall be required to work, 
the sum of four dollars per day of eight hours 
from such person, company or corporation, 
and such company, person or corporation, 
by accepting such license or extension of 
license, and by placing such motorman and 
conductor to work and by receiving the 
fruits of such labor, shall become and be 
obligated to said laborer for said sum of four 
dollars per day for eight hours or fraction 
thereof. And said City of Chicago shall be 
under no obligation for the services of such 
motorman or conductor, nor for his acts. 
And further, no such motorman or con- 
ductor shall perform more than eight hours 
labor during a day of twenty-four hours, 
except that such motorman and conductor 
may when necessary to complete a trip com - 
menced within such a day of eight hours, 
work to the completion of such trip, and re- 
ceive pay therefor from such person, com- 
pany or corporation, pro rata, and uuder like 
obligation on the part of such person, com- 
pany or corporation. And no car not so 
manned with such motorman and conductor 
under such compensation and hours shall 
run. One of the objects of tbis ordiuauce 



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being that such cars shall be run by men 
alert, fresh, vigorous and not overworked. 

Section 4. Any person, company or cor 
poration vioating any of the provisions of 
this ordinance shall be liable to a penalty of 
not less than ten dollars nor more than two 
hundred dollars. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Werno presented the ±oll@wing ordi- 
nance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Creating a Board of Examiners and provid- 
ing fOr examination and certification of 
street car motormen and conductors. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there shairbe in the City 
of Chicago a Board of Examiners of street 
car conductors and motormen, consisting of 
three members, who shall be practical street 
car conductors and motormen, of at least five 
years experience in the position of street car 
conductor and motorman respectively, in the 
City of Chicago, immediately prior to their, 
appointment. Said conductors and said 
motormen shall be appointed by the Mayor 
of the City of Chicago and approved by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago within 
three months after the passage of this ordi- 
nance for the year ending May 1st, 1904, and 
annually thereafter. 

Section 2. That any person now or here- 
after working as motorman or conductor of 
any street car run or operated in the City of 
Chicago shall first receive a certificate there- 
for in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance. 

Section 3. Any person desiring to work- 
as a street car conductor or motorman shall 
make application to the Hoard of Examiners 



of street car conductors and motormen here- 
by created, and shall, at such time and place 
as said Board may designate, be compelled to 
pass such examination as to his qualifications 
as said Board may direct ; said examination 
shall be of a practical character, conducted 
on the basis of a possible 100 per cent, and 
touching the experience of the applicant in 
like position in the City of Chicago, his 
knowledge of the streets of the City of Chi- 
cago, his knowledge of street cars and of 
street car tracks in the City of Chicago, his 
knowledge of the operation of such ears and 
his duties towards passengers and the public, 
his sobriety and general capability for the 
position desired. In which examination a 
successful eighty per cent, or more, shall 
entitle the applicant to such certificate. And 
every candidate receiving less than eighty 
per cent at such examination shall not re- 
ceive such certificate, and no candidate having 
failed to pass such examination shall be per- 
mitted to take or enter another such exam- 
ination until a period of six months there- 
from shall have elapsed. 

Section 4. Said Board of Examiners shall 
as soon as may be after their appointment 
meet, and shall then designate the times and 
places for the examination of all applicants 
desiring to engage in such work ; which 
examinations may be continued from 
day to day and from time to time 
as shall be reasonable and just; and 
which examination shall be held by such 
Board of Examiners in accordance with the 
provisions of this-ordinauce. And said Board 
of Examiners shall issue a certificate to every 
applicant successful according to the letter 
and spirit of this ordinance, and collect from 
every applicant a fee of five dollars. Said 
certificate shall be valid for a period of one 
year from the date thereof, and shall author- 
ize the person named therein to work during 
such period within the City of Chicago as 
street car conductor or motorman, as the 
case may be, and said certificate shall be re- 
newable from year to year by endorsement, 



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and without examination, when presented by 
the person so certified and upon payment of 
a renewal fee of two dollars at every such 
renewal. Provided that said Board shall is- 
sue said certificate on payment of such fee of 
five dollars and upon evidence of the appli- 
cant and one other person that such applicant 
has filled a like position in the City of Chi- 
cago continuously for the period of one year 
immediately previous to the time of applica- 
tion, without examination. 

Section 5. Said Board of Examiners shall 
at their first meeting select one of their num- 
ber to act as Secretary and one to act as Re- 
corder and one to act as President. A majority 
of said Board shall constitute a quorum, and 
shall be competent to conduct all business. 
And every matter may be determined and 
certified by a majority of the Board present. 

It shall be the duty of the Secretary to 
keep all minutes and to sign all certificates. 

It shall be the duty of the Recorder to 
receive all applications and all fees; to keep 
a true record of all such applications and a 
true account of all fees received. 

Section 6. Said Board hereby created 
shall not in its salaries and expenditures 
exceed the amount received from license fees ; 
shall quarterly and yearly make a written 
report under oath to the City Comptroller of 
all receipts and expenditures, and pay over 
to the City of Chicago all balances in their 
hands. The salary of each member of the 
Board shall be one thousand dollars per 
year, and he shall devote his time to the 
duties of his office according to the provisions 
of this ordinance. In case the receipts from 
the license fees shall be insufficient to pay 
the above salaries and the legitimate expenses 
of said Board, their salaries, above men- 
tioned, shall be diminished pro rata to the 
amount of the deficiency. 

Section 7. Any person violating any of 
the provisions of this ordinance shall be 
liable to a penalty of not less than five dollars 
and not more than one hundred dollars. 



Section 8. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Werno presented the following orders : 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Healy & Rennen to erect an electric sign in 
front ©f premises at northeast corner Halsted 
street and Webster avenue. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayer 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Runde & Langguth to place 
a canvas sign across sidewalk corner of Lin- 
coln avenue and Sedgwick street for fifteen 
days, to be removed at any time on order 
of the Mayor. 
" Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Werno presented the claim of Fred 
Luth for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Herrmann presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, The public press recently has 
made much reference to charges reflecting 
upon the character and honesty of city em- 
ployes; and 

Whereas, It is due to the said employes 
that they be given an opportunity of clearing 
themselves of suspicion; and it also being 
due to the public that a full and careful in- 
vestigation should be made of and concerning 
said charges, therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Mayor be and he hereby 
is directed and authorized to appoint an in- 
vestigating committee consisting of nine 
members of this Council to probe and inquire 
into the said charges, this committee to have 
all power, right and authority to that end 
which this Council may lawfully confer upon 
it; said committee at the conclusion of its 
labors to report its findings back to this 
Council. 



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Aid. Conlon moved the reference of the 
resolution to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Herrmann moved to suspend the 
rules to pass the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Maypole, Harkin., Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwia- 
kowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dough- 
erty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Wend- 
ling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 64. 

Hays— None. 

Aid. Foreman moved to amend the resolu- 
tion by substituting the Civil Service Com- 
mittee for the Special Committee to be named 
therein. 

The amendment was lost by yeas and nays 
as follows; 

Teas- Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, Snow, Ben- 
nett, Fick, Preib, Maypole, Jozwiakowski, 
Conlon, Brennan, Williston, Dunn, Raymer, 
Larson, Wendling, Burns, Butterworth, Eid- 
mann — 24. 

Nays — Dixon, Stuckart, Young, Jones, 
Moynihan, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Culler- 
ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Bradley, O'Connell, Bade- 
"noch, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter, Race — 39. 

The resolution was then adopted.. 

In conformity with the foregoing resolution 
His Honor, the Mayor, appointed the follow- 
ing Committee: 

Aid . Her r matin, Chairman; 
Aid. Dixon, Aid. Leachman, 

Aid. Jones, Aid. Zimmer, 

Aid. Friestedt, Aid. Jozwiakowski, 

Aid. Minwegen, Aid. Beilfuss. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water pipes in Wolfram street, between 
North Ashland avenue and Marshrield ave- 
nue, as far as same will pay 10 per cent, if 
upon proper survey the pipes so laid is esti- 
mated to pay ten cents per lineal foot. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a sewer in Dunning street, from 
Perry street to High street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Schmidt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

y"ms— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, W illiston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunte , Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

(Passed without roll call Sept. 28, 1903, 
page 1086.) 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston preseuted the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. & D. Murphy to erect an electric sign, f>4x 
42 inches, in front of premises 1S41 North 
Clark street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 

regulations of the Electrical Departmenl mid 

to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoca- 
ble by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and 
directed to cause notice to issue to all per- 
sons, companies or corporations owning or 
operating switch tracks across any street or 
allev in the City of Chicago without a fran- 
chise therefor granted by the City Council 
(including the lists of companies published 
in the Council Proceedings, February 2d, 
1903, page 1984) to obtain franchises from 
the City Council of the City of Chicago for 
said switch tracks within sixty days from the 
passage of this order; and upon failure of 
said persons, companies or corporations so to 
do, their said tracks, so owned or operated 
without franchises, shall be ordered removed 
by the City of Chicago. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue- a permit to 
Ernest G. Bischoff to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 420 Lincoln avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he hereby is directed to take such 
steps as may be necessary, including the in- 
stitution and prosecution of such suit or suits 
as may be necessary to collect all past due 
compensation from the Chicago Telephone 
Company for the exercise of its rights within 
the present city limits of the City of Chicago, 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the 



west side of Perry street, from Berteau ave- 
nue north about 276 feet, be and the same is 
hereby fixed and established two feet from 
the lot line fronting on said Perry street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in full 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows- 

Fea*_ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
^Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendlinff, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Blake presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue to J. T. Cleveland, 1301 Perry 
street, permit to build a six-foot cement side- 
walk on the west side of Perry street, com- 
mencing at Berteau avenue and running 
thence north about 276 feet, inside line of 
said sidewalk to be two feet from the lot line 
fronting on said Perry street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Blake presented orders as follows, viz. : 

For cement sidewalk on both sides of Bos- 
worth avenue, from Roscoe street to Addison 
street. 

For paving Bosworth avenue, from Roscoe 
street to Grace street; the same to be done 
with macadam, with a slag foundation and 
curb with a combination cement curb and 
gutter. To be paid for by special assessment 
in five annual installments. 

For a local improvement to be paid for by 
special assessment upon the property bene- 
fitted in five annual installments, to-wit: 

That North Paulina street be opened up 
from "Winona avenue south to Wiunemac 
avenue, and that said street be graded so as 



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to conform with other parts of said street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered. That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby requeste i to 
stay all proceedings in regard to the proposed 
extension of the Randolph Street Market 
until further action by the City Council. 

Ordered, .That the Chief of Police give 
a permit to the Bird's Eye Gun Club of 
Chicago for shooting clay birds south of 
Grand avenue, between North 59th and 
North 60th avenues, as per petition attached. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented an order for a 
sewer on Irving Park boulevard," from 
Milwaukee avenue to North 66th ave- 
nue, making arrangements with the County 
Board so that for the privilege of connecting 
its institutions at Dunning, Cook County 
shall pay half the cost of same, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Leachman presented an ordinance to 
provide for the safety of persons working in 
tunnels, shafts, conduits and other excava- 
tions, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Leachman presented the follow ng 
ordinance (petition therewith) ; 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the question of the adop- 
tion by the City of Chicago of an act entitled 
"An act to authorize cities to acquire, con- 
struct, own, operate and lease street railways 
and to provide the means therefor," approved 
May L8, 1908, shall be submitted to the voters 
not Chicago al the next city election to be held 



in and for the said City of Chicago on the 
first Tuesday of April, A. D. 1904. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

In connection with the foregoing ordinance 
Aid. Johnson moved that the rules of the 
Council be suspended for the purpose of al- 
lowing a representative of the Federation of 
Labor to address the Council. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Dailey, Rooney, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, 
Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cullerton, Cer- 
veny, Zimmer, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Kuester, 
Butler, Leachman, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Race — 45. 

Nays — Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Kunz, 
Conlon, Brennan, Williston, Dunn, Blake, 
Raymer, Eidmann, Hunter — 18. 

Ex-Judge Prentiss was then introduced as 
the representative and addressed the Council 
at length. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cinder sidewalk on a system of 
streets as follows, to wit: Both sides of 
Higgins avenue, from Indian boundary line 
to North 56th avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nay as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing. 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Beuuett, Jones> 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cervcny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn,«Kuesterj 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Hums, O'Connell, But- 



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terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race.— 62. 

Nays Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Cortland street, from 
Kimball avenue fo North Central Park ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith, approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny Zimmer, May- 
pole, Haririn, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 62. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North 42d avenue, from West 
Addison street, to West Grace street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young. Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 



for a sewer in Tripp avenue, from West Ful- 
ierton avenue to West Dunning street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas— Cousrhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston,Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, liut- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann. Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nay*— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in Castello avenue, from North 
43d avenue to North 44th avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North Avers avenue, from 
West Montrose avenue to West Sunuyside 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yetis— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



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Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfass, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradiey, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenocb, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Breanan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North 44th avenue, from Mil- 
waukee avenue to a point 150 feet south of 
the south line of West Grace street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young', Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North Washtenaw avenue, 
from West Belmont avenue to West Melrose 
street, and thence in West Melrose street to 
the first alley east of North California avenueft 

By unanimous consent on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, J ones, 

Moynihani, Kick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 

Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 



pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn. Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in McLean avenue, from North 
40th avenue to the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson. Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
. pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in North 71st avenue, from West 
Fullerton avenue to Schubert avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Kick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zimmer. May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Miuwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schm i d t, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 

Blake, Duller, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Hums, O'Connell, But- 



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terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl,Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 
ifaws— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented an order directing 
the Corporation Counsel to discontinue the 
suit against Adam Wolf, late City Treasurer, 
to recover the 25 per cent interest allowed by 
the State law, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby instructed to issue 
permit to Barton Hanson to raise the resi- 
dence located at 945 North Washtenaw 
avenue, five (5) feet above the street grade on 
cedar posts. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered to issue a 
permit to Henry Overholt to erect a wooden 
sign in front of the premises at 853 West 
North avenue; such permit subject to revoca- 
tion by the Mayor or Commissioner of Public 
Works at any time. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby instructed to 
notify the Chicago Union Traction Company 
to immediately cease operating what are 
commonly known as open cars, and put in 
operation closed cars as specified or provided 
for by their ordinances. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on a system of 
streets as follows, to-wit: South side of Ar- 
mitage avenue, from North California ave- 
nue to North Western avenue, etc. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Riymer, de- 
ferred. 



he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mrs. C. A. Ross to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 850 Root street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Burns presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Special Committee on 
Track Elevation prepare and present to the 
council an ordinance to raise the north and 
south sidewalks at 59th street from the east 
line of Wallace street to the head of the 
approach at the alley, about 75 feet east of 
the east right-of way line of the Western 
Indiana Railroad Company. 

Which was referred to the Commmittee on 
Track Elevation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a sewer in South Hermitage 
avenue, from West 67th street to West 70th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Y-eus.— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Ro©ney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Movnihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siudelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zlmmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Eheraann, Williston,Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 



iVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan 



-2. 



ALSO, 



A reco 



mmendation, ordinance and estimate 



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for a sewer in South Marshfield avenue, from 
West 67th street to West 70th street. 

By unanimous consent, on m®tion ©f Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a sewer in South Carpenter 
street, from West 71st street to West 73d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 1 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl. Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race—62. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in West 71st place, from South 
Centre avenue to a point 24 feet east of the 
<>!ist line, of Bbuth A 1 1 a. street. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, _N vak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 62. 

Hays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby ordered and directed 
to issue a permit to Mrs. John Broadbent to 
make alterations in her two-story frame 
dwelling house and to build a frame addition, 
16x20 feet, two stories, in the rear thereof, as 
shown by the plan hereto attached; said 
building is located at 7121 Greenwood avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water main in Paruell avenue, from 
124th street to 125th street, or as far as a 
revenue of 10 per cent will be derived there- 
from. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water main in West 116th street, from a 
point 130 feet east of Butler street east to 
Stewart avenue, on proper revenue only. 

Ordered, That the ordinance for curbing, 
I paving, etc., Indiana avenue, from 107th to 
j 11 lth streets, placed on tile May 12, 1902 
(Document No. 503), be taken from tile and 
included in the list of ordinances from the 
Hoard of Local Improvements to be passed 
at this meeting. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Thereupon the ordinance was taken 'from 



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file, and the Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving with 
slag macadam a system of streets as follows: 
Indiana avenue, from 107th street to 111th 
street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Race, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
MDynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz. Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann,Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Peoria street, from West 
119th street to West 117th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in South Sangamon street, from 
West 119th street to West 117th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Johnson, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a system of sewers, as follows: In State 
street, from 103d street to 103d place, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bihl, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ruxton presented an order for curb- 
ing,- grading and paving South 41st avenue, 
from Ogden avenue to C. B. & Q. R. R., 30 
foot roadbed, granite top macadam, combina- 
tion curb and gutter; further ordered, that 
the order staying said proposed improvement 
passed September 28, 1908, page 1104, be and 
is hereby repealed, and made null; which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



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Aid. Woodward presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to M. J. Connery to put in a 
steel trap door 3x3 feet in the sidewalk 
next to his building on the west side of 
South 40th avenue, 20 feet from the south- 
west corner of West Madison street and 
South 40th avenue, upon furnishing- a bond 
in the sum of one thousand dollars, 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Kooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, J ones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Maypols, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwia- 
kowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
nell,Butterworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of South Lawndale avenue, from West 15th 
street to Ogden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwia- 
kowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of South 
Hamlin avenue, from Douglas boulevard to 
West 19th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Woodward, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwia- 
kowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to prepare and sub- 
mit to this Council at its next regular meeting 
an ordinance regulating and licensing the 
erection of electric signs and also rules gov- 
erning the same, and arrange for proper 
compensation therefor, as per the following 
documents herewith attached: 

List of electric signs in existence up to 
November 17th, 1902. 

Communications from His Honor, the 
Mayor, and the City Electrician. 

Also, recommendations by the City Elec- 
trician and suggestions by the Chase Electric 
Sign Company, all of which have been duly 
considered by the Committee. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
compel the P., O. C. & St. L. R. R. Co. topuj 
their bridge in the west fork of the South 



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Branch of the Chicago River in working 
order so that it can be operated without wait- 
ing for section hands to be sent for. The 
bridge in question is at or near Campbell 
avenue. Also to see that all bridges in the 
different branches of the Chicago River are 
in working order. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Race presented the claim of David F. 
Porter for rebate on special assessment, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Race presented orders as follows, viz: 

For paving North 51st avenue, from Kinzie 
street to Chicago avenue, with macadam pav- 
ing, granite top dressing and combination 
curb and gutter. 

For paving Lake street, from West 48th 
street to Pine avenue, with macadam granite 
top dressing and combination curb and 
gutter. 

For paving Kinzie street, from North 50th 
avenue to North 52d avenue, with macadam 
combination curb and gutter, same width 
and specification as balance of Kinzie street, 
east of 50th, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with slag 
macadam North 48th avenue, from West 
Chicago avenue to West North avenue. 

By unanimous Gonsent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

leas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 



terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl,Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in Gladys avenue, from South 
52d avenue to Central avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Race, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in West Harrison street, from 
South 52d avenue to Central avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwia- 
kowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmanu, 
Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, 
Larson, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Wood ward, Hunter, 
Race -62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



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1903 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of owner of premises at 
corner of Fairfield avenue and Taylor street, 
formerly used as the Thirteenth Ward yard, 
for damages to property, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finanee, to whom was 
referred claim of owner of premises at the 
corner of Fairfield avenue and Taylor street, 
formerly used as the Thirteenth Ward yard, 
for damages to property, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a voucher to the owner of 
premises at the corner of Fairfield avenue 
and Taylor street, formerly used by the city 
as the Thirteenth Ward yard, in the sum of 
four hundred (1400.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of the occupancy 
by the city of said premises, either for dam- 
ages or for rent; said voucher to be issued 
upon the full release of the city from all 
claims, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriation for Thir- 
teenth Ward. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claims of Mary, James J., Philip 
J. and Joseph Dalton for damage to property 
caused by track elevation, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Mary, James J., Philip J. 
and Joseph Dalton for damage to property fey 
reason of track elevation, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgments to be taken against the city 
in favor of t e following named persons on 
account of damages to their property by the 
elevation of the tracks of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railroad Company on 
Bloomingdale Road, same to be in full satis- 
faction of all claims for damages to said 
property of whatever kind or nature by rea- 
son of said track elevation, or work done 
under the ordinance in respect thereto: 

Mary Dalton, damages to Lot 4 of Patrick 
Dalton's subdivision of Lots 36, 37, 38 and 

39 in Block 23 in Sheffield's addition to Chi- 
cago, southeast quarter Section 31, Township 

40 North, Range 14, in the amount of five 
hundred and fifty ($550.00) dollars. 

Joseph Dalton, damages to Sub-lot 3 of the 
same subdivision, in the sum of two hundred 
($200.00) dollars. 

Philip J. Dalton, damages to Snb-lot 2 of 
the same subdivision, in the sum of one hun- 
dred and twenty-five ($125.00) dollars. 

James J. Dalton, damages to Sub-lot 1 of 
the same subdivision, in the sum of seventy- 
five ($75.00) dollars. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of a subcommittee and of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of L. G. Halberg for refund of 
electrical fees, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



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1182 



1903 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of L. G. Halberg for refund of 
electrical fees, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to L. G. Halberg the sum of forty-four and 
sixty-two one-hundredths ($44.62) dollars; 
same being preliminary inspection fees paid 
on buildings 1411 Michigan avenue and 1412- 
14 Indiana avenue under the impression that 
the fees had to be paid whether electric lights 
were used or not, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1903, Official Record March 5th, 1903, page 
2460. This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the City Electrician attached 

hereto. 

Wm. Mavor. 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Christina Jorgansen for compen- 
sation for personal injuries, submitted a re 
port recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Christina Jorgansen for 
compensation for personal injuries, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Christina Jorgansen the sum of twenty- 
five ($25.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Christina Jorgansen on May 31st, 1903 1 on 



the west side of Albany avenue about 150 
feet north of Roscoe street, by reason of a 
defective sidewalk, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriation or- 
dinance 1903, official record March 5th, 1903, 
page 246C. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-commit- 
tee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Drs. Muldoon & Mahoney for 
services to Edward Martin, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Drs. L. I. Muldoon and 
George W. Mahoney for serv.ces to Edward 
Martin, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby authorized to issue a voucher to 
Edward Martin in the sum of one hun- 
dred and fifty ($150.00) dollars; same 
to be in full of all claims of whatso- 
ever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to said Martin 
while in the discharge of his duties, by fall- 
ing from step ladder on March 27th, 1901, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

This actidn is taken upon the recommenda- 
dation of the sub-committee attached hereto, 
Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Kirsten Andersen for 
compensation for personal injuries, submit- 
ted a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 



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Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Kirsten Andersen for com- 
pensation for personal injuries, having had 
the same under advisement, beg- leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
a judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Kirsten Andersen in the sum of 
one hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be 
in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an ac- 
cident to said Kirsten Andersen on March 7, 
1903, at the southwest corner of Western and 
Potomac avenues, by reason of a defective 
sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-commit- 
tee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same Committee, to-whom was referred 
the claim of Rev. John Piechowski for 
special assessment rebates, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order-. 

Aid. Mavor moved that, the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Maijor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Rev. John Piechowski for 
rebates on special assessments, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 



ments be and it is hereby authorizeded and 
directed to issue vouchers to John Piechow- 
ski in the following amounts; same being 
rebates due as per its report attached hereto, 
upon presentation of the certificates of pay- 
ment attached and upon proper identification : 

W arrant 21866, ls>t installment $374 18 

Warrant 21866, 2d installment 374 18 

Warrant 21866 1st installment '.. 10 41 

Warrant 21866, 2d installment 10 41 

Warrant 21866, 3d installment 10 41 

$779 59 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a request for quit claim deed to certain 
property acquired by reason of tax sale, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred request for quit claim deed to 
certain property acquired by reason of tax 
sale, having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Clerk be 
and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a quit claim deed of the city's in- 
terest in and to the north half (N. %) of the 
east half (E. y 2 ) of Lot 6, Block 56 In Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of Section 7-39-14, ac- 
quired by virtue of a tax deed issued on 
August 23, 1S75, said deed to run to the 
owners of the property in question and to 
issue upon payment to the city of the amount 
of said tax sale, together with interest from 
date of sale at 6 per cent, per annum and 
costs. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



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ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of A. E. Bourgeau for unpaid elec- 
tion certificate, submitted a report recom- 
mending' the passage of an accompanying- 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of A. E. Beurgeau for unpaid 
election certificate, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to A. E. Bourgeau the sum of fifteen ($15.00) 
from Unclaimed Wages Fund; same being 
amount due and unpaid to said A. E. Bour- 
geau for services as Judge of Election in the 
Fourth Precinct of the Thirty-fourth Ward 
in March, 1900. 

Wm. Mavoe, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the City Attorney in 
re. judgment rendered against the city in 
favor of Margaret E. Whiteley, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be re- 
ferred to the Corporation Counsel with in- 
structions to proceed t© institute suit against 
the Barber Asphalt Paving Company as 
therein suggested. 

Aid. Mavor moved that. the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred communication from the City Attor- 
ney in relation to judgment rendered against 



the city in favor of Margaret E. Whiteley, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the com- 
munication be referred to the Corporation 
Counsel with instructions to proceed to insti- 
tute suit against the Barber Asphalt Paving 
Company as therein suggested. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
two orders for lease of property between the 
South Branch and the City Dog Pound, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
the accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred two orders for lease of property be- 
tween the South Branch and the City Dog 
Pound, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby directed to lease to Patrick E. 
McDonnell, Jr., the east 100 feet of the west 
133 feet of the south 150 feet of that part 
north of the west fork of the South Branch 
of the Chicago River, of the east one-half (%) 
of the southwest quarter of Section 25, Town- 
ship 39 North, Range 13, for a term n©t to 
exceed five years, for the purpose of erecting 
and maintaining thereon a diluting vat and 
drum for diluting and reducing night soil. 
Said lease shall be made in accordance with 
the provisions of the ordinance passed July 
6th, 1903, for the purpose of establishing a 
reduction or diluting vat. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the petition for a ferry at Loomis street, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 



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Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Citp of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred peti ion for ferry at Loomis street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to purchase a boat suitable for use 
as a ferry at Loomis street bridsre and put 
same to 1 hat use at once. The cost of said 
boat not to exceed the sum of sixty ($60.00) 
dollars; and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay for same from the appropriation for 
bridge-tender's salary for Loomis street. 
This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Engineer, attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim for refund of money paid for build- 
ing permit at 352-8 East 60th street, submitted 
a report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim for refund of money paid for 
building permit at 352-8 East 60th street, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to A. 
R. Clarke & Company the sum of forty-three 
and 20-100 ($43.20) dollars; same being 
■ amount of fees paid for unused building per- 
mit No. 2458 and Ore escape permit No. B1G0; 



and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, Appropriations 1903, Official Record 
March 5th, 1903, page 2460, and be it further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to A. R. Clarke & 
Company in the sum of twenty-seven and 
95-100(127.95) dollars; same being amount 
paid for water under builder's tax for build- 
ing at 352-4-6-8 East 60th street; and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from 
the Water Fund. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Cornelius Dillon for compensa- 
tion for injuries received at the Fourteenth 
Street Pumping Station while in the dis- 
charge of his duties, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Cornelius Dillon for com- 
pensation for injuries received while in the 
discharge of his duties at the Fourteenth 
Street Pumping Station, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Cornelius Dil- 
lon in the sum of one hundred and twenty- 
eight ($128.00) dollars; same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Dillon on May I, 1903, at the Fourteenth 
Street Pumping Station, and upon the sign- 
ing of full release to the city of such dam- 
ages, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the Water Fund. This action 
is taken upon the recommendation of the 



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Commissioner of Public Works attached 

hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a bill for dues to the League of American 
Municipalities, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred bill for dues to the League of Amer- 
ican Municipalities, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to the League of American Municipalities 
the sum of sixty ($60.00) dollars; same being 
dues of the city as a member of said league 
for the year ending February 16, 1903, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
Appropriation Ordinance 1903, Official Rec- 
ord March 5th, 1903, page 2460. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 

also, 

The same Committee to whom was referred 
the claim of Francis F. Bradway for unpaid 
balances on special assessment vouchers, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Francis F. Bradway for un- 



paid balances on special assessment vouchers, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order. 

Ordered, That the] Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized to allow 
a judgment to be taken [against the city 
in favor of Francis F. Bradway in the 
sum of one hundred, forty-five and thirty-five 
one-hundredths ($145.35) dollars; same to 
be in full of claims for uDpaid special assess- 
ment vouchers as follows: 

Warrant 21387 • • • - $ 4 ' 96 

Warrant 21391 5 ' 2 ° 

Warrant 21474 . . . .„ 6 ' 5T 

Warrant 21552 3 - 39 

Warrant 21567 22 ° 

Warrant2l906 2320 

Warrant 21963 7 - 87 

Warrant 21743 16 -™ 

Warrant 22347 ■ 74 - 96 



$145.35 

And be h further ordered, That the City 
Comptroller be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to transfer from the Water 
Fund to the credit of Special Assessment 
Warrrant 21219 for water supply pipe in Le 
Moyne street fromKedzie avenue to North 
Spaulding avenue, the sum of seventeen and 
eleven one-hundredths ($17.11) dollars. 

This action is taken upon the opinion of 
the Corporation Counsel attached hereto. 
Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Howard & Hendrickson, 
for refund of money paid for lumber yard 
license No. 100, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 

referred claim of Howard & Hendrickson for 



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refund of money paid for lumber yard 
license No. 100, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Howard & Hendrickson the sum of one 
hundred (1100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of claim for refund of money paid for 
lumber yard license No. 100 on November 12, 
1897, and charge same to the Finance Com- 
mittee Fund, Appropriation Ordinance 1903, 
Official Record March 5, 1903, page 2460. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tiod of the City Collector attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of sundry persons for injuries re- 
ceived while employed in the intercepting 
sewers, suhmitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved hat the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of sundry persons for injuries 
received while at work on the intercepting 
sewers, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amounts set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of accidents to the said persons, 
respectively, while at work on the intercept- 
ing sewers, as per waivers attached and in 
accordance with his recommendations at- 
tached, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriation for inter- 
cepting sewers: 

Joseph Lasskis $11 00 

Thomas O'Grady 50 



Thomas Dunlevey. $ l 00 

John Nolan , 36 00 

Christ Jensen l 00 

Michael McNamara 35 75 

Martin Hansen 140 

Michael Sullivan l 00 

Jarry Callaghan . . 16 50 

Richard Martin 100 

William F. Glover 25 00 

James Hickey 58 50 

Peter Volante 22 00 

Michael Durkin l 00 

Peter Keenan 22 00 

Wm. McDonald 1 00 

A. J. O'Connell 20 00 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee to whom was referred 
the bills of the Tobey Furniture Company, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred bills of Tobey Furniture Company, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the 
Tobey Furniture Company the sum of thirty - 
faurand seventy -live one-hundredths ($31.75) 
dollars; same being for furniture delivered to 
the city as per bills attached hereto, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriation bill 1903, official record March 
5th, 1903, page 2460. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the pel it ion of Adam Mares for set ! lenient of 
suit for track elevation damages, Mary 



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Rourke and Albert Michaelis for track de- 
ration damages (adverse recommendations 
by a sub-committee attached), petition of En- 
gineers of fire boats for in rease in wages, 
petition of Stationery Engineers for increase, 
in wages, communi ation in relation to ven- 
tilating the City Hall, claim of Herman Tews 
for wages, order for free water to the John 
A. Gauger Company for street cleaning, 
claim of Henry Baldus for sidewalk intersec- 
tions, William Everett for refund of fine, 
Sarah Morgan to waive writ of error (ad- 
verse recommendation by the Corporation 
Counsel attached), Willis W. Hanchett for 
refund t n broker's license (adverse recom- 
mendation by the City Collector attached), 
transfer of appropriation from Merrick Park 
to Austin Park, claims of George Teeling, 
Mrs. J. L. C. Orrell, Rosa Kostik, Elisha 
Whittlesey, William Fritz and John Sadow- 
sky for personal injuries (adverse recom- 
mendations by a sub-committee attached), 
submitted a report recommending that the 
same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port. 
The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS. W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred an ordinance per- 
mitting The West Side Brewing Company to 
construct a wagon scale, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be passed as 
amended. 

Aid. Dever moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report- 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
W. D., to whom was referred ordinauce, The 
West Side Brewing Company, to construct a 
wagon scale, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 



mend that the ordinance do pass as amended. 
William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. Permission and authority are 
hereby given to The West Side Brewing Com- 
pany, 405 North Paulina street, to construct 
and maintain for a period of ten (10) years a 
wagon scale in front of No. 405 North Pau- 
lina street. 

Section 2. Said scale shall be located and 
constructed under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said City of Chicago, and said West 
Side Brewing Company shall keep and main- 
tain same in good condition and repair, satis- 
factory to the said Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said company shall enter into a 
bond in the penal sum of five thousand dol- 
lars ($5,000). with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned to indemnify and save harmless said 
city from all loss, damage and expense which 
may in any manner arise or grow out of the 
construction and maintenance of said scale r 
and said scale shall be so constructed that 
it shall not impede or obstruct traffic in any 
way. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval, provided the said Wsst Side Brewing 
Company shall file their written acceptance 
hereof, and the said bond, with the City of 
Chicago, within thirty days from and after 
the passage and approval hereof. 

Section 4. The rights and privileges here- 
in granted may be revoked at any time by 
order of the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance establishing roadway and side- 
walks on West Randolph street, from South 



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40th to South 48th avenues, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be 
passed. 

Aid. Dever moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of tlxe City of 
4Jhicago in Council Assembled: 

"Your Committee on Streets and Alleys 
"W. D., to whom was referred ordinance 
establishing roadway and sidewalks on West 
Randolph street, from South 40th to South 
•48th avenues," having had the same under 
^advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the ordinance do pass. 

William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Estabtishing location and widths of road- 
ways, and location of sidewalks on West 
Randolph street, from South 40th avenue 
to South 48th avenue. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. Roadways are hereby estab- 
lished as follows: On the north side of West 
Randolph street, from the west curb line of 
South 40th avenue to the west curb line of 
South 41st avenue, roadway 20 feet in width, 
the center line of which shall be 24 feet 
south of and parallel with the north line of 
the street between said points; on the north 
side of West Randolph street, from the west 
curb line of South 41st avenue to the east 
curb line of South 48th avenue, roadway 26 
feet in width, the center line of which shall 
be 37 feet south of and parallel with the north 
line of the street between said points; on the 
south side of West Randolph street, from the 
west cuib line of South 40th avenue to the 
'west curb line of South 41st avenue, roadway 
20 feet in width, the renter line of which shall 
be 37 feet north of, and parallel with, the 
south line of the street between said points; 



on the south side of West Randolph street, 
from the west curb line of South 41st avenue 
to the east curb line of South 48th avenue, 
-roadway 26 feet in width, the center line of 
which shall be 123 feet south of, and parallel 
with the north line of the street between 
said points. 

Section 2. The lines of the sidewalks on 
West Randolph street, from the west curb 
line of South 40th avenue to the east curb 
line of South 48th avenue are hereby estab- 
lished at 5 feet from the property lines. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage. 

Section 4. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby 
repealed. 

also, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication from the Corporation Coun- 
sel in re. occupancy by Carl Binder of the 
north six feet of Lots 73 to 83, inclusive, in' 
Block 23 in Sheffield's Addition, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Dever moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report- 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, W. 
D., to whom was referred communication 
from the Corporation Counsel in re. to the 
occupancy by Carl Binder of the north six 
feet of Lots 73 to 83, inclusive, in Block 23 in 
Sheffield's Addition, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

WHEREAS, This Council did on December 
9th, 1901, pass an ordinance granting permis- 
sion to Carl Binder to lay down a switch 
track in Bloomingdale road; and 

Whereas, Said Carl Binder did not avail 
himself of the provisions of the said ordi- 
nance of Decern her 9. 1901, but laid said 



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switch track in pursuance of an ordinance 
passed November 13th, 1899; and 

Whereas, Said ordinance of November 
13th, 1899, provided among other things, for 
the deeding to the city of the north ten feet 
of Lots 73 to 83, inclusive, aforesaid and that 
all the conditions imposed by said ordinance 
were complied with within thirty days limited 
in the ordinance and there is now on file a 
deed conveying to the city for a period of ten 
years the north ten feet of Lots 73 to 83, both 
inclusive, aforesaid. Said deed has never 
been recorded in the Recorder's office of Cook 
County and that the ten-foot strip conveyed 
by said deed has never been vacated but is 
now occupied by sheds, fences, etc. ; there- 
fore be it 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works is hereby directed and authorized to 
properly remove all obstructions placed in 
the north ten feet of Lots 73 to 83, inclusive, 
aforesaid, and to eject the occupants of the 
said ten-foot strip and have the same prop- 
erly vacated, and the City Comptroller is 
authorized and directed to have the deed con- 
veying said strip of' land to the city properly 
recorded in the Recorder's office of Cook 
County. 

William E. Dever, 

Chairman. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 
INGS PENDING BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Matthew GiUen for 
-damages caused by bursting of water main, 
deferred and published September 28, 1903, 
page 1110. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, D.uley, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor. Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, S ndelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Ziromer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jo/.wiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann,' Werno, 



Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston. Dunn,Kuester T 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62, 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Matthew Gil- 
len in the sum of fifty (150.00) dollars; same 
to be in full of all claims for damages to 
property or otherwise, caused by the bursting 
of water main on December 11, 1901, in 
Canalport avenue, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the Corporation Counsel attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the petition of AmeliaWebb,administratrix 
of the estate of Jacob Komers, for settlement 
of damages caused by track elevation, de- 
ferred and published September 28, 1903, 
page 1111. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Feas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cevveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran. Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt Ehemann, Williston, Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race -62. 

Nays— Conlon , Brennan— 3. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the order of this council 
authorizing and directing the Corporation 
Counsel to allow a judgment to be taken 
against the city in favor of Amelia Webb, 
executrix of the estate of Jacob Komers, in 



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the sura of five hundred ($500) dollars, passed 
on the 25th day of May, 1903, be and the 
same is, hereby repealed ; and it is further 
ordered, that the Corporation Counsel be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
a judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Amelia Webb, administratrix of the 
estate of Jacob Komers, deceased, in the 
action now pending in the Superior Court 
of Cook County, originally begun by 
the said Komers in his life time 
against the city, being General Number 
194504 of said Superior Court, for the sum 
ofpflve hundred ($500) dollars, without costs 
therein to either party, the costs therein be- 
ing waived by e^ach party thereto ; and also 
to release on behalf of the city against the 
said Komers and his said estate, the judg- 
ment for costs rendered in the case of City 
of Chicago vs. Jacob Komers, heretofore 
pending in the Appellate Court of Illinois, 
being General Number 9SS1 therein; the 
same to be in full for all claims for damages 
of whatever kind or nature by said Komers 
or said estate, arising from and out of the 
elevation of the tracks and right of way of 
the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago Rail- 
way Company, and its lessee, the Pennsyl- 
vania Railroad Company, to the property of 
said estate, situated on the corner of Prince- 
ton avenue and 61st place, and for which re- 
covery is sought in said action in said Su- 
perior Court. This action is taken upon the 
recommendation of the Corporation Counsel 
under date of August 1, 1903, hereto at- 
tached" 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Pi- 
nance on the claim of James Bairstow for 
payment of special assessment vouchers, de- 
ferred and published September28, 1908, page 
1112. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor. Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, E'ick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Qullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss,Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Bitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sulli van, Herrmann, Werno, 



Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston,Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Raca— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow a judgment to be taken against the city 
in favor of James Bairstow in the amount of 
five hundred, thirty-four and nineteen one- 
hundredth ($534.19) dollars; same being full 
settlement of certain vouchers issued under 
special assessment warrants as follows: 

Warrant 16596, first. . $278 48 

Warrant 18596, second and final 155 80 

Warrant 17892 v second and final 29 23 

Warrant 20587, second and final 70 68 

$534 19 
This action is taken in accordance with an 
opinion of the Corporation Counsel, attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Mrs. Huebner for re- 
fund of money expended on defective sewer 
stub, deferred and published September 28 r 
1903, page 1112. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prnib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan. Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman. Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Buxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, B ren n a n— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered^ That the City Comptroller be and 

lie is hereby authorized and directed to pay 



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to Mrs. Huebner of 2081 12th street the sum 
of forty-nine and fifteen one-hundredths 
(149.15) dollars; same to be in full of claim 
for money expended at 2081 12th street on 
defective sewer stub, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriation ordi- 
nance 1903, Official Record March 5th, 1903, 
page 2460. This action is taken upon the 
recommendation of the Commissioner of 
Public Works attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mayor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Joseph Karlick for 
personal injuries, deferred and pub ished 
September 28, 1903, page 1113. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gan, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston,Dunn,Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlou, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to betaken against the city in favor 
of Joseph Karlick in the sum of one hundred 
and twenty-five ($125.00) dollars; same to be 
in full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Joseph Karlick on July 2, 
1900, by reason of a defective sidewalk at the 
corner of 18th and Leavitt streets. This 
action is taken upon the recommendation of 
the City Attorney and a sub-committee, at- 
tached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Andrew Kmeicik for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
September 28, 1903, page 1 1 13. 



Aid. Mavor moved to concur in |the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer. May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodworth, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the eity in favor 
of Andrew Kmeicik in the sum of one 
hundred ($100.00) dollars; same t© be in full 
for all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an accident to 
said Kmeicik, on October 29, 1902, by reason 
of a hole in the sidewalk near 1070 Elston 
avenue. This action is taken upon the rec- 
ommendation of the City Attorney and a 
sub-committee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Peter Peterson for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
September 28, 1903, page 1113. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas -Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann. Werno. 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake. Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 



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terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Peter Peterson the sum of twenty-five 
($25.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from injuries received by said Peter Peterson 
on March 9, 1903, in the Chicago Avenue 
Police Court, where the plastering fell upon 
him from the ceiling, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriation ordi- 
nance 1903, Official Record March 5th, 1903, 
page 2460. This action is taken upon the 
recomn endation of the City Attorney and a 
Sub-Committee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pr«r 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Alex. Barta for per- 
sonal injuries, deferred and published Sep- 
tember 28, 1903, page 1114. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as f Hows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss. Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt,Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leach man, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race — 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan- 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Alex. Barta the sum of fifty ($50.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all chums of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident t© said Alex. 
Barta on November 8, 1902, on the south side 
of Augusta street Dear Milwaukee avenue, 
by reason of defective sidewalk, and charge 
same to the finance Committee Fund, appro- 



priation ordinance 1903, official Record 
March 5, 1903, page 2460. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tions of the City Attorney and a subcom- 
mittee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of J. T. Carton & Co. 
for damage to horse and rig, deferred and 
published September 28, 1903, page 1114. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the repor 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows. 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart., Dailey, Sloan 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett,Jones 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston,Dunn. Kuester 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered. That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to J. T. Cartan & Co. the sum of twenty- five 
($25.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident on Sep- 
tember 7, 1902, in front of premises known as 
211 State street by reason of defective man- 
hole cover, whereby said horse was injured 
and rig damaged, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriation bill 
1903, Official Record March 5th, 1903, page 
2460. This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the City Attorney and a sub- 
committee attached hereto. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor. 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Mrs Johanna Gashin 
for da - age to horse, deferred and published 
September 38, L908, page 1114. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 



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The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan 
Rooney, Mavor,Young,Snow, Bennett,Jones 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar 
Moertel, Oullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Mo an, Finn, Minwe 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann. Werno 
Schmidt,Ehemann, Williston.Dunn, Kuester 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann.Bihl, Johnson 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 



Nays— Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Mrs. Johanna Cashin the sum of twenty-five 
($25.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims for damages of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to the team of said Johanna Cashin 
on June 1st, at the southeast corner of Ohio 
street and Western avenue by reason of a de- 
fective manhole cover in which one of the 
horses was injured, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, Appropriation 
Bill 1903, Official Record March 5th, 1903, 
page 2460. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and sub-committee 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance'on the claim of Lena Heil for per- 
sonal injuries, deferred and published Sep- 
tember 28, 1903, page 1115. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunx, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 



Blake, Buller, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth,Bacenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Mrs. Lena Heil the sum of seventy-five 
(175.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Lena Heil, on March 16, 1903, in front of 
premises known as 1004 North Western 
avenue, by reason of a defective sidewalk, 
and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, Appropriation Bill, 1903, Official Rec- 
ord, March 5th, 1903, page 2460. This action 
is taken upon the recommendation of the City 
Attorney and a sub-committee attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for special assess- 
ment rebates, deferred and published Sep- 
tember 28, 1903, page 1115. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveoy, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty. Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann,Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
named persons in the amounts set opposite 
their names; same being rebates and refunds 
under the several warrants named and shown 



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due by the reports of the Board of Local Im- 
provements attached hereto; and upon proper 
identification and the presentation of the 
certificates of payment attached hereto: 
Warrant. Amount 

22943, Pullman Land Association .$164 31 

20274, Pullman Land Association 126 85 

14280, Williston Fish ................. 67 05 

19572, L. A. Budieng 15 01 

19572, Perkins Bass 137 81 

24090, Pullman Land Association 55 93 

22104, M. Rozkowski 12 00 

21735, Central Park Congregational 
Church, $4.11 each on the first 

and fourth installments 8 22 

23063, Chicago Title and Trust Co 42 02 

14860, W. W. Hayes..... 187 

14860, Wasmansdorf & Hinemann, 2d 

inst...... 1 87 

22436, Catherine Bredon, $9.18 on each 

of first and second installments 18 36 
21735, M. A. Farr, first installment. . . 14 94 
21735, M. A. Farr, second installment. 7 47 
21735, A. E. Sturges, $1.98 each on 

third and fourth installments. 9 96 
22998, A. E. Sturges, fourth install- 
ment 80 18 

21927, H. P. Heefner 14 48 

20869, William C. Plunkett 5 16 

19432, Jessie Aber 5 82 

20435, W. A. Merigold 11 25 

22134, Golden Guthenz 11 57 

11109, Sisters of the House of Nazareth 103 95 

12996, James Fitzsimmons 99 00 

14151, E. Vernon. 45 00 

19060, H. S. Brockett 22 73 

19062, H. S. Brockett .. 19 70 

24547, John J. O'Brien 8 30 

21615, Patterson & Shaw 4 28 

19052, Seipp Brewing Company 79 19 

19057, Seipp Brewing Company 37 35 

22677, F. A. Oswald 68 88 

22258, H. Doll 17 00 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Schools 
on a request for a six room addition to the 
Taylor School, deferred and published Sep- 
tember 28, 1.903, page 1116. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Hooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 



Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn,Kuester 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

Nays — Conloh, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order a" passed: 

Ordered, That the sum of $60,000 be appro- 
priated for the erection of a six room addi- 
tion to the Taylor School Building, with 
manual training and domestic 1 - science rooms 
in the basement, also the erection of a boiler 
room with new heating and ventilating ap- 
paratus to replace the old furnaces and new 
plumbing for the old building, and that the 
City Comptroller be authorized and directed 
to set aside the sum of $60,000 from the un- 
appropriated balance of the building account 
for the said improvements. 



" The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on a request for an appropriation of 
$40,000 to finish assembly hall, etc., in the 
Wendell Phillips High School, deferred and 
published September 28, 1903, page 1117. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor. Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwe- 
gen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer. Larson, 
Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, But- 
terworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 62. 

JVays — Conlon, Brennan —2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the sum of $10,000 be appro- 
priated to finish the assembly hall and fur- 



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nish the labaratory equipment for the Wen- 
dell Phillips High School, and that the City 
Comptroller be authorized and directed to 
set aside the sum of $40,000 from the unap- 
propriated balance of the building account 
ior the said improvement. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, October 12, 1903, at 7:30 x>' clock 
P.M. 



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CITY ©L«*K 



GUIDE TO COUNCIL MATTERS 



Communications from the Mayor, Comptroller, 
Corporation Counsel, City Clerk, Commissioner of 
Public Works and all other city officers, depart- 
ments and branches of the city government will be 
found on pages H35 t° 1154: 

Both inclusive. 

Special Assessment Improvement and Kepeal- 
ing Ordinances, submitted by the Board of Local 
Improvements; also all matters presented by the 
Aldermen, arranged as to ward numbers, begin- 
ing with the 1st Ward, will be found on pages... 1154 to 1181 

Both inclusive. 

Reports of the various committees to the Coun- 
cil will be found on pages I 181 to 119 ° 

Both inclusive. 

Unfinished business of former meetings pend- 
ing before the Council and disposed of at this 
meeting will be found on pages 1190 to 1196 

Both inclusive. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, October 12, 1903 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 16, 1903. 



Present— -His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing;, Jackson, 
Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mayor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moyni- 
han, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, 
Cullerton,Cerveny, Zimmer, Maypole,Harkin, 
Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eid- 
mann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, 
Hunter and Race. 

Absent— Aid. Friestedt, Scully, Patterson, 
Raymer and Butterworth. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held October 5, 1903, be 
approval without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMUNICATIONS FROM the mayor, comp- 
troller, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction for 
the week ending October 10, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication ■ 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 12tri, 1903. \ 

To the Honor&bU, hie C{ty Cov:vAl\ 

Gentlemen— I beg leave to transmit hsro- 
with acommunicatioM torn the President of 



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the Council and City Clerk of Cleveland, 
Ohio, thanking the members of your Honor- 
able Body for the hospitality extended to the 
City Council of Cleveland during its recent 
visit to this city. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Office of the City Clerk, | 
Cleveland, O., Sept. 28, 1903. f 

To the Honorable Mayor and the Council: 

Gentlemen— The following resolution was 
adopted by the Council of the City of Cleve- 
land: 

"Resolved, That the thanks of this Council 
be extended and a copy of this resolution be 
sent to the Democratic Club of Chicago and 
Chicago Council, having headquarters in the 
Palmer House, for their courtesy, generous 
hospitality and kind attention paid to the 
members of the Council of the City of Cleve- 
land during their recent visit to Chicago on 
the occasion of its Centennial." 

Chas. W. Lapp, 

President of the Council. 

Peter Witt, 

City Clerk. 

Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Office of the City Clerk, ) 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable City Council : 

Gentlemen— I beg leave to transmit here- 
with a communication from the Commissioner 
©f Buildings and an amendment to the build- 
ing ordinance, the passage of which he sug- 
gests as desirable to the city. I would recom. 
mend its reference to your committee on 
judiciary. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Office of the \ 

Corporation Counsel, > 

October 12, 1903. ) 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, Ciiy of 
Chicago: 

Dear Sir— I have your letter of the 9th 
inst. enclosing proposed amendment to Sec- 
tion twenty-nine (29) of the building ordi- 
nance, submitted by the Commissioner of 
Buildings. You ask me to approve the same 
if properly drawn up. 

Said amendment was prepared by one of 
my assistants and meets with my approval. 

Very truly yours, 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 



Department of Buildings, \ 
Chicago, October 9th, 1903. J 

Hon. Carter H Harrison, Mayor, City of Chi- 
cago : 

Dear Sir—I herewith submit for your 
approval proposed amendment to Section 29 
"A" of the building ordinance making the 
contractor who builds the elevator responsible 
to the city for the taking out of the permit 
and subjecting said elevator contractor to the 
same conditions as other contractors, namely, 
the procuring of a license from the city and 
teing directly under the control of this de- 
partment. Section 29 "A" now reads: "The 
owner or agent" shall take out the permit, 
but as the owner or agent usually knows 
little or nothing of the building ordinances 
we find they do not take out any permit and 
this department is left to find the elevators 
as best we may. We have found one hundred 
and fifty elevators during the past two months 
of which we had no previous knowledge and 
for which no permits had been obtained for 
which reasons this department requests the 
above named section be amended as per 
enclosed. 

Respectfully, 

George Williams, 

Commissioner of Buildings. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago ; 

Section 1. That an ordinance to improve 
the construction, operation, service and 



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safety of passenger and freight elevators, 
passed by the City Council, November 13, 
1899, and printed at pages 1604-5 of the 
Council Proceedings of 1899-1900 (which 
said ordinance is known as Section 29A of 
the codified building ordinances) be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows: 

Amend said ordinance by inserting in Sec- 
tion 1, line 15, after the syllable "ings" and 
before the word "and," the words "and it 
shall be unlawful for any person, firm or cor- 
poration to construot, or begin the work of 
constructing any such elevator or elevators, 
within the corporate limits of the City 
of Chicago, unless a permit shall 
first have been issued to the owner or 
agent of the building in which such elevator 
or elevators are to be constructed, or unless 
the person, firm or corporation constructing 
such elevator or elevators shall, upon the 
failure of the owner or agent so to do, pro- 
cure a permit for such construction from the 
Commissioner of Buildings." 

Further amend said ordinance by adding at 
the end of Section 1 thereof, the words: 

"The Commissioner of Buildings shall, 
and is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue such permit for the construction of 
such elevator or elevators, after applica- 
tion therefor in writing shall have been 
made to the Commissioner of Buildings, by 
the owner or agent of the building in which 
such elevator or elevators are to be con- 
structed, or by the person, firm or corpora- 
tion constructing the same, and when such 
application and plans and specifications 
conform with the requirements of this ordi- 
nance, upon the payment of a fee of two 
(12.00) dollars, by such applicant, for such 
permit." 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Chicago, October 8, 1903. 
Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor of the City 
of Chicago: 
My Dear Sir— As a member of the Chi- 



cago Real Estate Board, the Building Man- 
agers' Association, and owner of improved 
real estate in Chicago, and Manager of the 
Association Building and other properties 
belonging to the Young Men's Christian 
Association in this city, I beg leave to call 
your attention to two city ordinances which 
I believe objectionable to property owners 
generally, and which give no compensatory 
advantages to the public. 

The first one which I desire to speak of is 
the ordinance requiring the enclosure of 
elevator shafts by brick wall, or the equip- 
ping of them with automatic hatchways. 
While in a modified form this ordinance may, 
with fairness, be applied to noji-fire proof 
buildings, it certainly has no application 
whatever to a modern fireproof structure, 
and should be repealed so far as it is made to 
apply to them. 

The second ordinance of which I desire to 
speak is the one requiring that electric wiring 
be done either in exposed moulding, or, if 
buried, in iron conduit. This ordinance is a 
great hardship to owners of down-town fire- 
proof buildings, as the exposed moulding 
puts something in the building which will 
burn where there was nothing before, and 
the laying of iron conduit adds large addi- 
tional expense, compels the breaking of the 
tile in order to put it in and s© injures the 
fire arch. In fire-proof building it is abso- 
lutely no additional protection over the way 
commonly in use, viz., that of wiring in the 
plaster without covering. 

May I ask that you take this matter up 
with the City Council and see that tbis un- 
necessary , burden upon property owners, 
most of whom are .willing to do anything 
which will really add to the safety of human 
life through the prevention of fire, is cor- 
rected through a properly amended city ordi- 
nance. I remain 

Yours respectfully 

Nathan William MacChesnet. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The following veto messaere: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 12, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 



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orable Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Buildings to issue a 
permit to the Chicago Iron and Machinery 
Company to repair certain buildings recently 
damaged by fire, for the reason that if the 
Commissioner of Buildings has refused this 
permit he must have had good reasons for his 
action. 

I would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which this order was passed and its 
reference to your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D., for investigation and report. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Brennan moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Brennan moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 

October 12, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue a permit to Joy Morton for scale hole 
and six coal holes in the rear of building 
at the northwest corner of Jackson street and 
Michigan avenue, for the reason that it is 
the policy of the administration to require 
compensation for all coal hole space in public 
alleys. 

I would suggest a reconsideration of the 
vote by which the order was passed and its 
reference to your Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D., with instructions that a proper 
ordinance be drafted and suitable compensa- 
tion be fixed for the space to be occupied. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Aid. Coughlin moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message. 

Mayor's Office, ) 

October 12, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I herewith return, without 
my approval, an order passed at the last 
regular meeting of your Honoroble Body 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to issue a permit to M. J. Connery to con- 
struct a steel trap door, 3x3 feet, in the side- 
walk next to his building on the west side of 
South 40th avenue, near the southwest corner 
of West Madison street and South 40th ave- 
nue, for the reason that a privilege of this 
kind should only be granted in the form of 
an ordinance, providing, among other things, 
for the construction of said door according to 
plans to be approved toy the Commissioner of 
Public Works and to be kept on file in his 
office, and for the construction of the work 
to the satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. There should 
also be a provision for the restoration of the 
sidewalk upon the termination of the privi- 
lege; and the ordinance should definitely fix 
the duration of the privilege. Moreover, the 
clause providing for the bond is indefinite and 
the amount of the bond is too small. 

I have had an ordinance prepared embody- 
ing these suggestions, and respectfully recom- 
mend that the same be passed to take the 
place of the order vetoed, without the cus- 
tomary reference to a committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Woodward moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Woodward moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Woodward moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlih, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained oy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby- 
granted to M. J. Connery, his successors 
and assigns, to construct and maintain a 
steel trap door, three (3) by three (3) feet 
in area, in the sidewalk on the west side of 
South 40th avenue, twenty feet from the 
southwest corner of West Madison street 
and South 40th avenue, to be constructed 
according to plans approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago, a copy of which said plans shall 
be kept on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and said 
steel door shall be constructed in a safe 
and workmanlike manner under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Sec. 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and deter- 
mine ten (10) years from and after the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. \n case of the 



termination of the privileges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, as 
aforesaid, said grantee, his successors or 
assigns, shall restore said portion of the 
sidewalk at the place where said steel 
door is located to a condition satisfactory 
to the Commissioner of Public Works at 
his or their own expense, and without 
cost or expense of any kind whatsoever, 
to the City of Chicugo, 

Sec. 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no permit shall issue until the 
grantee herein shall execute to the City 
of Chicago a good and sufficient bond 
in the penal sum of Ten Thousand ($10,- 
000) Dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered 
from said City from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason of any act or thing done un- 
der or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and conditioned further 
to observe and perform, all and singu- 
lar, the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance. Said bond and the lia- 
bility thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Sec. 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee herein, his succes- 
sors and assigns, shall at all times keep 
the sidewalk in which such steel door is 
located in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 



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t.ge and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by said grantee, and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 
October 12, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed at the last 
regular meeting of your Honorable Body, 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to issue a permit for a wagon, scale on the 
north side of Huron street, one hundred feet 
west of Orleans street, to the Brunswick- 
Balke Collender Company, for the reason that 
a privilege of this kind ought not to be grant- 
ed except in the form of an ordinance, with 
the usual requirements. Furthermore, the 
bond clause is too indefinite and the amount 
of the bond too small. 

I have had an ordinance prepared and re- 
spectfully request that it be passed t® take the 
place of the order vetoed, without the usual 
reference to a Committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moymhan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 



Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and same are hereby granted to the Bruns- 
wick-Balke Collender Company, a corpora- 
tion, its successors and assigns, to construct 
and maintain a team scale and necessary 
operating appurtenances, on the north side 
of Huron street, at a point one hundred feet 
west of Orleans street; the location of said 
scale and the work of construction necessary 
in and about the placing of the same shall 
be done under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein given shall cease and determine ten 
years from and after the passage of this 
ordinance, or at any time prior thereto, at 
the discretion of the Mayor. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the said grantee shall at all times keep 
said scale and the portion of the street 
immediately surrounding the same in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted, the said grantee, its suc- 
cessors or assigns, shall forthwith remove 
said scale and its appurtenances, and restore 
said street to its proper condition, to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
so that the portion of said street where said 
scale has been located shall be put in the same 



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condition as the other parts of said street in 
the same block. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall have been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, and 
no permit shall issue until the* grantee herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of 
ten thousand dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all liability, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by the said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said city from or by reason of 
the passage of this ordinance, or from or 
by reason of any act or thing done under or 
by authority of the permission herein given ; 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form all and singular 4he conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereunder shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force, then the privileges and authority 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage, 
and upon the filing of the acceptance, in 
writing, of this ordinance by the said grantee, 
and the filing of the bond herein provided for. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 
October 12, 1903. j 

To the Honorable the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, without my 
approval, an order passed at the last regular 
meeting of your Honorable Body, directing 
the Commissioner ©f Public Works to issue a 
permit to William A. Dyche for the construc- 



tion of a coal hole twenty (20) inche's in 
diameter in the sidewalk at the northwest 
corner of State and Randolph streets, for the 
reason that this privilege should not be 
granted except in the form of an ordinance. 

Furthermore, the order does not provide 
for the construction of said work according 
to plans to be approved by the Commissioner 
of Public Works, that said plans shall be 
kept on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, nor that the work shall be 
done under the supervision and to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. Nor is there a clause pro- 
viding for the restoration of the side- 
walk on the termination of the privilege 
granted, nor does the ordinance fix any time 
for the termination of the privilege. In my 
opinion, the clause providing for a bond is 
too indefinite. 

I have had an ordinance prepared embody- 
ing these suggestions and respectfully recom- 
mend that the same be passed to take the 
place of the order vetoed, without the cus- 
tomary reference to a committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moral) 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad 



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ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunte", 
Race — 63. 

JSfays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it Ordained by the City Council of 
. .the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted William A. Dyche, his successors 
and assigns, to construct and maintain a 
coal hole twenty (20) inches in diameter 
in the sidewalk on Randolph street, in 
front of premises at the northwest 
corner of State and Randolph streets, 
to be constructed according to plans 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, a copy of 
which said plans shall be kept on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and said coal hole shall be con- 
structed in a safe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Sec. 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine 
ten (10) years from and after the pass- 
age of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the 
Mayor. In case of the termination of the 
privileges herein granted by lapse of 
time, or by the exercise of the Mayor's 
discretion, as aforesaid, said grantee, 
his successorrs or assigns, shall restore 
said portion of the sidewalk at the place 
where said coal hole is located to a con- 
dition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works, at his or their sole 
expense, and without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever to the City of Chi- 
cago. 

Sec. 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a per- 
mit authorizing the same shall be is- 
sued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until 
the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Chicago a good and sufficient 



bond in the penal sum of Ten Thousand 
Dollars ($10,000), with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, said City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered 
from said City from or by reason of 
the passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given; and conditioned further, 
to observe and perform, all and singu- 
lar, the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordi- 
nance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Sec. 4. During the life of this or- 
dinance said grantee, his successors 
and' assigns, shall at all times 
keep the sidewalk in which such coal hole 
is located in a condition satisfactory to 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Sec. 5. This ordinance shall take ef- 
fect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by said grantee, and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for. 

ALSO, 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, { 
October 12, 1903. \ 

To the HoMrable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed at the last 
meeting of your Honorable Body directing 
the Commissioner of Public Works to grant 
a permit to the Board of Education to place 
scale in the alley in the rear of school at 
Franklin and Huron streets, for the reason 



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that a privilege' of tbis kind ought to be 
granted only in the form of an ordinance with 
the usual requirements for the construction 
of the scale under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Worus, fixing the duration of the privilege, 
providing for the restoration of the alley on 
the termination of the privilege and the giv- 
ing of an indemnifying bond to the City. 

I have had an ordinance prepared embody- 
ing these suggestions, and respectfully re- 
quest that the ordinance be passed, to take 
the place of the order vetoed, without the 
usual reference to a committee. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved t> at the ordinance sub- 
mitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the order under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to the 



Board of Education of the City of Chicago to 
construct and maintain a team scale and 
necessary operating appurtenances in alley 
in the rear of the school building at Franklin 
and Huron streets. The location of said 
scale and the work of construction necessary 
in and about the placing of said scale shall be 
done under the supervision and to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, or at any time prior thereto 
at the discretion of the Mayor. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordi- 
naD e, the said Board of Education of the 
City of Chicago shall at all times keep said 
scale and the portion of the alley immediately 
surrounding the same in good repair and 
condition, safe for public travel to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted, the said Board of Education 
of the City of Chicago shall forthwith re- 
move said scale and its appurtenances and 
restore said alley to its proper condition to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, so that the portion of said 
alley where said scale has been located shall 
be put in the same condition as the remaining 
portion of said alley in the same block. 

Section 5. No work shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall have been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, and 
no permit shall issue until the grantee herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the sum of ten thou- 
sand dollars ($10,000) with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, damage or 
expense of auy kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by said City of Chicago, or which 



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it may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from the 
said city from or by reason of the passage of 
this ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by virtue of the 
permission and authority herein given, and 
conditioned further to observe and perform 
all and singular the conditions and provis- 
ions of this ordinance. The said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereunder shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the life 
of this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force, then the privileges and authority 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and upon the filing and acceptance 
in writing of the said grantee and the filing 
of the bond herein provided for. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication and ordinance: 

Office of the Corporation Counsel, ) 
Chicago, October 12, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, tlie City Council: 

Gentlemen — In conformity with the order 
passed at your last regular meeting, directing 
the Corporation Counsel "to prepare and 
submit to this Council at its next regular 
meeting an ordinance regulating and licensing 
the erection of electric signs, and also rules 
governing the same, and arrange for proper 
compensation therefor" as per certain docu- 
ments attached thereto, I have prepared and 
send herewith an ordinance governing the 
same. 

Among the documents forwarded by your 
Honorable Body was a letter of May 26, 1902, 
from the City Electrician to His Honor, the 
Mayor, in regard to rules and regulations. 
November 2, 1902, the City Electrician re- 
quested this Department to prepare an ordi- 
nance, and at that time forwarded a draft of 
the requirements to be contained in said ordi- 
nance. We have used the requirem. nts 
forwarded in the said Electrician's letter of 
November 2, 1902, rather than the require- 
ments attached to his letter of May 2(5, 1902, 
as being of a later date. 

I think it only proper to add that, in draw 
ing this ordinance we have simply used the 



material furnished us by your Honorable 
Body and the city officials, and that this 
Department does not pass upon the legality 
of the ordinance. 

I return all documents submitted under 
said Council order. 

Respectfully, 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Coutisel. 

AN ORDINANCE 

Authorizing and governing the erection and 

maintenance of electric signs. 
Be it ordained oy the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall hereafter be unlawful 
for any person, firm or corporation to erect 
or maintain over any sidewalk, street, ave- 
nue or alley in the City of Chicago any sign 
or signs other than electric signs, and for 
the purposes of this ordinance an electric 
sign is hereby declared to be any sign con- 
structed as follows: Signs, the letters of 
which are six (6) inches or more in height, 
and the majority of all of which letters are 
made up in an outline of incandescent lamps 
or transparent glass with the incandescent 
lamps behind each letter; signs with painted 
letters and having a border of incandescent 
lamps are not within the construction of the 
words "electric signs" as provided by this 
section, unless the total number of incan- 
descent lamps used on the border is equiva- 
lent to the total number required to make the 
outline of the letters as provided by this or- 
dinance. 

Section 2. The owner of or person hav- 
ing control over any such sign authorized by 
this ordinance shall pay to the City of Chica- 
go, annually, in advance, to cover expense of 
inspection, and for use of space where such 
sign projects over any sidewalk, street, ave- 
nue or alley, compensation based on the out- 
side dimensions of signs according to the 
following schedule: 

For each sign ten (10) feet by two and 
one-half (2>£) feet, or less 



.$10.00 



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For each additional one (1) foot, or 
less, in length 5.00 

For each additional one (1) foot, or 
less, in height 15 00 

Section 3. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion desiring to erect and maintain an electric 
siga over any sidewalk, street, avenue or alley, 
shall make application for the privilege so to 
do, to the City Electrician on printed forms 
to be furnished by said City Electrician for 
that purpose. The desired location of any 
such sign having been first approved by the 
Superintendent of Streets, and his approval 
placed upon such application, and the re- 
quired compensation having been paid to the 
City Collector and his receipt therefor hav- 
ing been placed upon such application, the 
City Electrician shall issue to the applicant a 
construction permit, limited to a period of 
construction only. The City Electrician 
shall upon the completion of such sign cause 
an inspection of the same to be made, and if 
such sign has been constructed in accordance 
with the provisions of this ordinance, he 
shall issue an electrical permit for the opera- 
tion and maintenance of such sign, limited 
to one year from the date of issuance of such 
permit, and the use of electric current, previ- 
ous to the issuance of an electrical permit, is 
prohibited, except as provided by Section 598 
of the city ordinances as set out in the "Rules 
and requirements of the Chicago Fire De- 
partment and Department of Electricity for 
the installation of wires and apparatus for 
electric light, heat and power, and for the 
construction and installation of electric signs 
and displays, in effect September 1st, 1903." 
No alteration shall be made on any sign 
erected or maintained under authority of this 
ordinance unless all the provisions of this 
ordinance are fully complied with and a per- 
mit issued for such alteration. 

Section 4. Signs erected by authority of 
this ordinance, and overhanging any side- 
walk, street, avenue or alley must be placed 
at least nine (9) feet above the sidewalk, 



street, avenue or alley, and at a distance not 
greater than two (2) feet from the building, 
measuring from the side of the sign nearest 
to the building, and both sides of such sign 
must be equally illuminated each and every 
night from dusk until the hour of eleven (11) 
o'clock P. M. 

Section 5. In addition to complying with 
the "Rules and requirements of the Chicago 
Fire Department and the Department of 
Electricity for the installation of wires and 
apparatus for electric light, heat and power 
and for the construction and installation of 
electric signs and displays, in effect Septem- 
ber 1st, 1903," all signs erected and main- 
tained under and by authority of this ordi- 
nance must comply with the following re- 
quirements: 

{Mechanical Requirements.') The material 
of which such signs are constructed shall be 
rendered thoroughly water-proof, and such 
signs shall be so constructed that they will 
not shrink ur crack and thereby endanger 
the water-proof qualities which are hereby 
required. The letters shall be so constructed 
that sleet, snow or rain cannot enter them. 

{Supporting Cables or CJiaius.) Signs ex- 
tending over the sidewalk, street, avenue or 
alley shall have two (2) individual steel at- 
tachments to each building or pole. 

{Signs weighing less than one hundred $100) 
pounds.) Signs weighing less than one hun- 
dred (100) pounds shall have one (1) main 
support in the form of a bolt through the 
building wall, where possible, anchored by a 
washer plate of at least twenty-four (24) 
square inches of surface and one-eighth {%) 
inch in thickness, unless the supporting 
cable or chain is located at an angle greater 
than forty-five degrees, in which case ap- 
proved expansion bolts may be used; if the 
cable or chain be attached to a bolt located at 
a distance greater than one (1) foot from the 
building wall, said bolt shall be supported 
with a brace. For signs weighing less than 
one hundred (100) pounds the minimum size 



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of steel cable allowed shall be one-quarter 
(i^) inch in diameter; the minimum size of 
chain allowed shall be three- sixteenths (3-16) 
of an inch in diameter; where the angle of 
the supporting cable or chain is less than 
forty-five (45) degrees, the steel cable shall 
be five-sixteenths (5-16) of an inch in diame- 
ter and the chain one-quarter (}£) of an inch 
in diameter. 

(Signs weighing between one hundred (100) 
and two hundred and fifty (250) pounds.) 
Signs weighing between one hundred (100) 
and two hundred and fifty (250) pounds shall 
have one (1) main support in the form of a 
bolt through the building wall, where possible, 
anchored by a washer plate of at least 
twenty-four (24) square inches of surface, 
and one-eighth (%) inch in thickness; if the 
cable or chain be attached to a bolt located at 
a distance greater than six (6) inches from 
the building wal 1 , the bolt shall be supported 
with a brace. For signs weighing between 
one hundred (100) and two hundred and fifty 
(250) pounds, the minimum size of steel cable 
allowed shall be three-eighths (%) of an inch 
in diameter; the minimum size of the chain 
allowed shall be five-sixteenths (5-16) of an 
inch in diameter ; where the angle supporting 
cable or chain is less than forty-five (45) de- 
grees, the steel cable shall be one-half (%) 
inch in diameter and the chain shall be three- 
eighths (%) of an inch in diameter. 

(Signs weighing between two hundred and 
fifty (250) and three hundred and fifty (350) 
pounds.) Signs weighing between two hun- 
dred, and fifty (250) and three hundred and 
fifty (350) pounds shall have two (2) main 
supports in the form of bolts through the 
building wall, anchored by washer plates, 
eaeh of at least twenty-four (24) square 
inches of surface and one-eighth (%) of an 
inch in thichness, and each support shall be 
anchored at the building wall by two (2) 
other supports in the form of bolts or plugs. 
For sicrns weighing between two hundred and 
fifty (250) and three hundred and fifty (850) 



pounds, the minimum size of steel cable al- 
lowed shall be nine sixteenths (9-16) of an 
inch in diameter; the minimum size of chain 
allowed shall be three-eighths (%) of an inch 
in diameter; where the angle of the support- 
ing (able or chain is less than forty-five (45) 
degrees, the steel cable shall be five-eighths 
(%) of an inch in diameter and the chain 
nine-sixteenths (9-16) of an inch in diameter. 
For signs of this weight, plans in detail 
shall be submitted with the application for 
the approval or rejection of the City Elec- 
trician. 

(Side guys for electric signs) . Signs having 
thirty (30) square feet or less of side surface 
and guys spread at an angle greater than 
forty-five (45) degrees shall be supported by 
steel cables one-quarter (}£) of an inch in 
diameter and chains three-sixteenths (3-16) 
of an inch in diameter; signs of this area and 
supported by guys spread at an angle less 
than forty-five (45) degrees shall be support- 
ed by steel cables one-half (%) inch in diam- 
eter and chains three-eighths (%) of an inch 
in diameter. No guys shall be spread at an 
angle less than twenty-five (25) degrees. 
Where the side guys can be attached to only 
one side of signs of this area, a stiff brace 
consisting of gas pipe three-quarters (%) of 
an inch in diameter, and of standard .thick- 
ness, shall be used. 

(Side guij supports on buildings.) Side guys 
spread at angles, greater than forty-five (45) 
degrees shall be fastened with approved ex- 
pansion bolts in a solid brick or stone wall; 
or by a machine screw in au> iron front; or 
by a lag bolt in solid woodwork. 

Bolts or screws shall not be fastened to 
window frames. Lag bolts in solid wood- 
work shall be not smaller than one-quarter 
(%) of an inch in diameter, and shall enter 
woodwork at least three (8) inches. 

Machine screws iu an iron front shall be 
not less than one-half (V) inch in diameter, 
and shall enter clear through Ironwork. 
Expansion bolts shall be at least three- 



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eighths (3-8) of an inch in diameter, and 
shall enter brick or stone walls at least two 
and one-half (2%) inches. 

(Fire escape construction.) Signs shall not 
obstruct or be attached to any part of a fire 
escape, and where a sign is hung near any 
fire escape, it shall be arranged to swing 
away from such fire escape. 

All cables shall be provided with sleeves, 
and two cable clips must be provided for each 
cable and placed near the sleeve. Turn 
buckles of suitable size shall be provided for 
all side guys, and for one of the supporting 
cables, where more than one is used. 

Section 6. (Electric signs and displays 
within buildings.) Electric signs and dis- 
plays within any building in the City of Chi- 
cago shall, in addition to complying with the 
rules and requirements referred to in Section 
5 of this ordinance, be erected and main" 
tained in accordance -with the following re- 
quirements: 

(Wires.) Wires shall have an approved 
insulated covering and have ample carrying 
capacity, and where entering wood or metal 
work, shall be protected by fire-proof insulat- 
ing tubes, substantially secured and fastened 
to prevent slipping out of place. 

Branch wires of like polarities may be 
bunched if placed in an appropriate flexible 
tubing, provided that there are no splices or 
joints in such wires. 

Where opposite polarities of circuits are 
nearer than one and one-half (1-K) inches, 
wires shall be supported every twelve (12) 
inches, and where the distance between 
opposite polarities of circuits is over one and 
one-half (1-K) inches, such wires shall be 
supported every two and one-half (2-%) feet. 

Wires shall be supported on porcelain 
knobs or cleats which separate them at least 
one-half (}A) of an inch from the nearest sur- 
face. 

Wires shall be spliced or joined as required 
in Rule No. 14-e of the "rules and require- 



ments" referred to in Section five of this 
ordinance, and in addition be covered with 
an approved insulating paint. 

Flexible cord shall not be permitted for 
use in show windows; but for temporary 
work, an approved stranded and braided 
(single or duplex) rubber covered wire may 
be used. 

(Sockets and receptacles.) Sockets and re- 
ceptacles shall be of approved type and as 
provided by Rule No. 27 of said rules and 
requirements, referred to in Section five of 
this ordinance, and shall have a clearance 
from surrounding surfaces of at least one- 
quarter (}£) of an inch when open clip con- 
tact types are used, and shall be substantially 
soldered to wire and thoroughly painted 
with an approved insulating paint. 

Supporting screws within sockets shall be 
of such lengths and sizes and so placed that 
they will retain an air space under live clips 
as intended in design. 

(Switches, cut-outs, commutating devices, etc.) 
Switches, cut-outs, commutating devices and 
other similar devices and equipments 
shall be mounted ©n bases of fire-proof 
insulating material, and shall comply with 
Rules Number 17, 21 and 52 of the rules and 
requirements above referred to. 

Fusible knife switches, out-outs and com- 
mutating devices shall be placed in an 
asbestos lined or fire-proof cabinet, as pro- 
vided by Rule Number 54 of said rules and 
requirements, and shall comply with Rule 
Number 21 thereof, except that more than six 
hundred and sixty (660) Watts may be used 
by special permission from the City Elec- 
trician. 

Commutating devices shall be mechanical 
and be so arranged that they will operate 
standard switches, or their equal, and drums 
used in connection with such mechanisms 
shall not be an electrical connection with 
any part of the-circuit. 

Lamps. Lamps shall not be enclosed with 



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bunting of fibrous material, and readily in- 
flammable material shall not be allowed to 
come in closer proximity to lamps than one 
(1) inch, except in case of miniature lamps 
where special rules shall be made by the City 
Electrician to cover the conditions of so 
locating such miniature lamps. 

Section 7. Electric Signs and Displays 
Outside of Buildings. Electrie signs and 
displays outside of any building in the City 
of Chicago shall, in addition to complying 
with the rules and requirements referred to 
in Section five of this ordinance, be erected 
and maintained in accordance with the fol- 
lowing requirements: 

Wires. Wires shall have an approved in- 
sulating covering as provided by Rule 
Number 41 of said rules, and shall have 
ample carrying capacity as provided by 
Rule Number 16 of said rules, and 
shall, where entering wood or metal 
work, be protected with fire- proof insulating 
tubing, as provided by Rule Number 14-d of 
said rules, substantially secured to prevent 
slipping out of place. 

Branch wire of like polarities may be 
bunched if placed in an approved flexible 
tubing; provided that there be no splices or 
joints in wires, and the ends of tubing be 
taped and compounded. 

Where opposite polarities of circuits are 
nearer than one and one-half (IK) inches, 
wires shall be supported every twelve (12) 
inches, and where the distance between oppo- 
site polarities of circuits is over one and one- 
half (IK) inches, shall be supported every 
two and one-half (2^) feet. 

Wires shall be supported on porcelain 
knobs, or cleats which separate them at least 
one-half Q4) an inch from the nearest sur- 
face. Wires shall be spliced or joined as re- 
quired in Rule Number 14-c of said rules and 
requirements referred to in Section five of 
this ordinance, and shall in addition be cov- 
ered with an approved insulating paint; shall 



have drip loops where entering weather 
frame, and conductors connecting portable 
signs shall be stranded and comply with Rule 
Number 41 of said rules and requirements. 

(Sockets and receptacles.) Sockets and re- 
ceptacles shall be weather proof, but where 
substantially protected from the weather 
may be of the open clip pattern, so placed 
that the clips shall have a clearance from 
wood or metal of not less than one-quarter 
(}£) of an inch. 

Clips shall be substantially soldered to the 
wire and then thoroughly painted with an 
approved insulating paint. 

Supporting screws within sockets shall 
be of such lengths and sizes and so placed 
that they will retain an air space under live 
clips as intended in design. 

Sockets and receptacles shall be water- 
proof, where exposed to the weather, have no 
outside contacts, and where pitched above a 
horizontal position shall be protected at 
opening with an approved protecting ring or 
chamber to prevent rain or snow entering. 

(Switches, cut-outs, commutating devices, etc.) 
Switches, cutouts, commutating devices and 
other similar devices and equipments shall be 
mounted on bases of fire-proof insulating 
material, and comply with Rules Number 21, 
52 and 17 of said rules and requirements, 
except that more than six hundred and sixty 
(660) Watts may be used by special permis- 
sion from the City Electrician. 

If placed within sign, the baseboard shall 
be thoroughly painted with at least two (2) 
coats of an approved insulating paint, but no 
asbestos shall be used. 

Commutating devices shall be mechanical 
and so arranged that they will operate stand- 
ard switches, or their equal, and drums used 
in connection with such mechanisms shall 
not be in electrical connection with any part 
of the circuit. 

(Lamps.) Lamps shall be provided with a 
rubber ring or equivalent device pla ced e 



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tween socket opening and lamp to prevent 
moisture, rain, etc., entering the socket. 

Section 8. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion who shall erect or maintain any sign or 
use any electric current in violation of any of 
the provisions of this ordinonce shall be* sub- 
ject to a penalty of not less than fifty ($50.00) 
dollars and not more than one hundred ($100.- 
00) dollars, and to a further penalty of ten 
($10.00) dollars for each day during which 
he, they or it shall continue such violation. 
Said City Electrician shall, for any violation 
of this ordinance, order and compel the 
cutting off and stopping of such current, and, 
if necessary, the removal of such sign, until 
the provisions of this ordinance are fully 
complied with. 

Section 9. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Which were referred to the Committee on 
License. 

ALSO. 

The following opinion : 

Office of the Corporation Counsel, ) 
Chicago, October 9, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— At your meeting of Sep- 
tember 28, 1903, an order was passed directing 
this department to render an opinion on the 
ordinance published on page 2677 of the 
Council Proceedings of 1902-3, entitled "An 
ordinance to establish a Department of Local 
Transportation," which ordinance was 
recommended for passage by the Committee 
on Local Transportation March 16, 1903. 

The ordinance creates an executive depart- 
ment of the municipal government of the 
city. The first question to be decided is, has 
the City Council power to establish the 
office? 

"A municipal corporation cannot, in the 
absence of express authority, create an office, 
define its duties, appoint an incumbent and 
invest him with the powers of a municipal 
officer." 

Hoboken v. Harrison, 30 N. J. L., 73. 

Article six (6) of the general incorporation 



act for cities and villages, under which ac + 
the City of Chicago derives its charter 
power, confers authority upon the City 
Council to provide for the appointment ©f 
such officers as it may deem necessary or 
expedient. Said section is: 

"Section 2. The City Council may, in its 
discretion, from tirne to time, by ordinance 
passed by a vote of two-thirds of all the 
aldermen elected, provide for the election by 
the legal voters of the City, or the appoint- 
ment by the Mayor, with the approval of the 
City Council, of (here certain officers are 
named), and such other officers as may by 
said Council be deemed necessary or ex- 
pedient * * *." 

En my opinion the charter has, in the sec- 
tion quoted, conferred ample authority upon 
the City Council to create the office of Local 
Transportation Expert. 

Section three (3) of said Article provides 
the method of appointment, confers upon the 
Council the right to prescribe the duties and 
define the powers of City officers, and to fix 
the term of office, with the proviso that the 
term shall not exceed two years. Said section 
is: 

"Section 3. All officers of any city, except 
when herein otherwise provided, shall be ap- 
pointed by the Mayor (and vacancies in all of- 
fices except the Mayor and Aldermen shall be 
filled by like appointment) by and with the 
ardvice and consent of the Council. The City 
Council may by ordinance not inconsistent 
with the provisions of this act, prescribe the 
duties and define the powers of all such 
officers together with the term of such office: 
Provided^ the term .shall not exceed two 
years." 

The next question that presents itself is— 
Has the City Council in creating the office 
observed the provisions of the section just 
quoted? Section 2 of the ordinance 
provides that the Local Transportation Ex- 
pert "shall hold his office until removed by 
the Mayor for cause, such cause to be stated 
by the Mayor in a written communication to 
the City Council." In my opinion this is 
obnoxious to said Section 3 of Article 6 of 
the Charter, which provides that "The City 
Council may, by ordinance * * w pre- 
scribe the duties and define the powers 
* * *, together with the term of such office : 
Provided, the term shall not exceed two years." 
I suggest that Section 2 of the ordinance be 
amended so as to read : 

"There is hereby created the office of Local 
Transportation Expert, who shall be the head 
of the department of Local Transportation, 



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and shall hold his office for a term of two (2) | 
years, and until his successor is appointed 
and qualified." 

For the same reasons I would suggest that 
Section 3 be amended so as to read: 

"The Local Transportation Expert shall he 
appointed by the Mayor, by and with the con- 
sent and advice of the City Council, upon the 
adoption of this ordinance or as soon there- 
after as may be, and bi-ennially thereafter. 
If said office shall become vacant by removal, 
resignation or otherwise, the Mayor shall in 
like manner appoint a successor." 

Section 4 of the ordinance gives authority 
to the Local Transportation Expert to 
"employ such clerical and engineering or 
other expert assistants as the City Council 
may authorize." 

If it is intended that such employment 
shall be continuous and not temporary or 
special, the ordinance ou^ht to designate the 
positions under the jurisdiction of the Local 
Transportation Expert, and provide for the 
filling of the same in accordance with the 
Civil Service Law. If, however, it is in- 
tended by said section to authorize the Local 
Transportation Expert to employ such "cler- 
ical and engineering or other expert assist- 
ants as the City Council may authorize," 
contemplating merely a temporary employ- 
ment specially authorized by the City Coun- 
cil, then the provisions of the Civil Service 
Law will not apply. The provision for em- 
ployment of clerks, however, undoubtedly 
contemplates a continuous employment, and 
such employment must be in accordance with 
the provisions of the Civil Service Law. I 
therefore suggest that Section 4 be amended 
so as to read as follows: 

"There shall be appointed such clerical as- 
sistants to the Local Transportation Expert 
as the City Council may by ordinance pre- 
scribe and establish, who shall be appointed 
bv the Local Transportation Expert from an 
eligible list to be prepared by the Civil Service 
Commission in accordance with the Civil 
Service Act and the rules of the Civil Service 
Commission, and said Local Transportation 
Expert may in addition thereto, from time to 
time employ such engineering or other expert 
assistants as the City Council may authorize 

Or, if it is the intention of the Council to 
permanently employ engineering and other 
expert assistants, as well as a permanent 
clerical force, then said Section 4 should be 
amended to read as follows : 

"There shall be appointed such clerical 
and engineering or other expert assistants to 
the Local Transportation Expert as the City 



Council may by ordinance prescribe and 
establish, who shall be appointed by the 
Local Transportation Expert from an eligible 
list to be prepared by the Civil Service Com- 
mission in accordance with the Civil Service 
Act and the rules of the Civil Service Com- 
mission." 

Having disposed of the only legal questions 
that present themselves to me, I respectfully 
direct your attention to the practical ques- 
tions suggested by the ordinance, and submit 
for your consideration certain objections 
thereto and amendments to remove them. 

The ordinance contains no provision for a 
bond, and I therefore suggest the addition of 
he following: 

"Said Local Transportation Expert, before 
entering upon the duties of his office shaxl 
execute a bond to the City of Chisago in the 
sum of five thousand dollars (15,000.00), with 
such sureties as the City Council shall 
approve, conditioned for the faithful per- 
formance of the duties of his office." 

I also suggest a provision for delivery of 
property of the city to successor in office, as 
follows : 

"Upon the expiration of his term of office, 
or his resignation or removal therefrom, the 
Local Transportation Expert shall forthwith 
on demand deliver to his successor in office 
all records, books, reports, papers, docu- 
ments, maps, plats and all other property 
belonging to the corporation, or delivered to 
him by the corporation or any of its officers. 

Very truly yours, 

Wm. H. Sexton, 
Asilstant Corporation Counsel. 
Approved: 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 
Which was referred to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 



ALSO, 

The following communication and ordi- 
nance: 

Office of the Counsel to ) 

tiie Corporation, V 

Chicago, October 9, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— As per order passed at the 
last meeting of your Honorable Body, I have 
the honor to transmit herewith draft of a 



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proposed ordinance licensing mutoscope 
parlors, etc. 

Respectfully yours, 
Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1 . No person, firm or corporation 
shall keep within the City of Chicago, any 
public room, place or establishment commonly 
known as a Mutoscope Parlor, Penny Arcade, 
or any similar place of entertainment, unless 
such person, firm or corporation shall have 
first procured a license therefor as hereinafter 
provided. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion desiring to keep or conduct what is com- 
monly known as a Mutoscope Parlor, Penny 
Arcade, or similar place of amusement or 
entertainment, shall make a written applica- 
tion for a license therefor to the City Collec- 
tor, which application shall .contain the name 
of the applicant, the location of the proposed 
room, place or establishment, and the nature 
of the business proposed to be conducted. 

Section 3. Upon compliance with the 
foregoing section, and payment to the City 
Collector of an annual license fee of $500.00, 
any such applicant shall be entitled to a 
license to carry on or engage in the aforesaid 
business. 

Section 4. Every such license when 
granted shall contain a description of the 
room or rooms, or place, or establishment, 
where the business thereby licensed is to be 
carried on ; shall be personal to the licensee 
and not transferable ; shall only be good at 
the location therein specified, and shall be 
posted in a conspicuous place in the establish- 
ment thereby licensed. 

Section 5. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion violating or refusing to comply with any 
of the provisions of this ordinance, or con- 



ducting the business aforesaid without a 
license, shall, upon conviction thereof, be 
fined not less than $50.00, nor more than 
SI 00.00 for each and every offense. 

Section 6. Any license which may be 
granted under the provisions of this ordi- 
nance may be revoked at any time by the 
Mayor at his option. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
License. 

ALSO, 

The following communication and ordi- 
nance: 

Office of the Corporation Counsel, | 
Chicago, October 12, 1903. ). 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— In compliance with an order 
of your Honorable Body, passed at the last 
Council meeting, I have the honor to transmit 
you herewith form of ordinance for the sub- 
mission to the electors of the City of Chicago, 
of the question of the adoption of the act 
entitled "An Act to authorize cities to ac- 
quire, construct, own, operate and lease street 
railways, and to provide means therefor." 

It will be observed that this ordinance fixes 
the next city election, which falls on April 
5th, 1904, as the time for the submission 'of 
said act to popular vote. 

The question of whether, under said act, a 
special election can be called solely f©r the 
submission of said act before the next city 
election, has been carefully considered. I 
have been compelled t© the conclusion 
that the words "Special Election," in Section 
4 of said enabling act, referred to a special 
eleetion duly called for some other purpose. 
The aet contains no language author- 
izing the calling of a special election for 
the submission of the question, and in 
the absence of such express language 
the power cannot be presumed. If it 
be admitted, for the sake of argument, that 
the question may not be free from doubt, and, 
that the language of the act may include a, 
special election called for the purpose of. 



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submitting the act to popular vote, yet the 
mere statement of the existence of a doubt, 
imperatively requires that an election of such 
importance as this, an election the legality of 
which will determine the validity of all fur- 
ther proceedings for the ownership or the 
operation of street railways by the city, 
should, even at the cost of some delay, be 
fixed at a time concerning which no legal 
question can arise. 

Very respectfully, 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 
Whereas, An act entitled "An act to au- 
thorize cit T es to acquire, construct, own, 
operate and lease street railways and to pro- 
vide the means therefor" was duly passed by 
the Forty-third General Assembly of the 
State of Illinois, and duly approved by the 
Governor of said State, and became and was 
in force from and after the first day of July, 
A. D. 1903; and, 

Whereas, It is provided in and by Section 
4 thereof, among other things, as follows: 
"This act shall not be in force in any city 
until the question of its adoption in such 
city shall first have been submitted to the 
electors of such city and approved by a ma- 
jority of those voting thereon. The city 
council of any such city may, by ordinance, 
direet that the question of the adoption of 
this act in such city be submitted to popu- 
lar vote at any general, city or special elec- 
tion in and for the entire city, corning not 
sooner than thirty days from and after the 
passage of the ordinance." 

now, therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the question of the adop- 



tion of said act in the City of Chicago be sub- 
mitted to popular vote at the next city elec- 
tion, to be held in the City of Chicago on 
Tuesday, the 5th day of April, 1904. 

Section 2. The question to be voted upon 
at such election shall be: 

Shall the act of the General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois, entitled ' ; An act to 
authorize cities to acquire, construct, own, 
operate and lease street railways and to pro- 
vide the means therefor," approved May 
18, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, commonly 
known as the "Mueller Law," be adopted 
and in. force in the City of Chicago? 

Section 3. The next eity election for the 
election of the members of the City Council 
of the City of Chicago is hereby designated 
as the election at which said question is to 
be submitted to popular vote. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which were ordered made a special order 
for the next regular meeting at 8 o'clock P. M. 

The City Comptroller submitted the fol- 
lowing report: 

Department of Finance, I 
Chicago, October 12, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the Ifayor, and Aldermen 
in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— You are respectfully advised 
that in accordance with the provision of Sec- 
tion 40 of the Revised Code of the City of 
Chicago, I herewith hand you a statement of 
the receipts and expenditures of the eity for 
the month of September, 1903. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 

Comptroller. 



statement of receipts and disbursements for THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER, 1903, 

(AS PER SECTION 40 OF MUNICIPAL CODE). 

Balances in hands of City Treasurer August 31, 1903: 



Corporate 

Water Fund 

Schools 

Public Library 

Special deposits 

Special assessments 1,741,918 30 



3S5.475 09 

042,220 26 

8,280,881 50 

7,099 57 

193,455 31 



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Special funds $ 1,946,69*77 

Undistributed tax 252,085 84 

$ 7,449,332 70 

RECEIPTS. 

Corporate Purposes — 

City Clerk, miscellaneous % 90 00 

Bureau of Maps 52 25 

Randolph Street Market 750 65 

Dayton Street Market 99 90 

City Sealer 995 15 

Police details 80100 

Automobile permits 793 00 

Police Department, miscellaneous 608 32 

Examining engineers 900 00 

Oil Inspector 481 93 

Health Department (death records) 76 50 

Public pounds 4100 

Police court fines 15,230 57 

House of Correction fines 1,840 00 

Comptroller, miscellaneous 88 41 

Harbor permits 104 87 

Building permits 3,521 30 

Eleyator inspection * 1,422 00 

House drain permits 2,182 50 

Drain layers' licenses 35 00 

House moving permits 149 00 

Sidewalk certificates 72 00 

Auctioneers' permits 60 00 

Gas inspection fees 5 00 

Plumbers' licenses • 72 00 

Electrical permits 348 00 

Manure vault fees 2 00 

Dumps 3100 

Space permits , 129 00 

Dog pounds 746 00 

Steam boiler permits 115 00 

Saloon licenses 928,459 39 

Dog licenses . . , 1,976 00 

Street car licenses. . . 4,800 00 

Other licenses 19,688 37 

Warrants for collection 58,541 61 

Warrants for collection (Law Department) 79 00 

Insurance tax .. 22,324 96 

Taxes, corporate, 1902 123,317 85 

Transfer from library (correct error 1902) 4,934 54 

% 1,195,965 07 

Water — 

Water Office collections $ 155,920 12 

Warrants for collection 9,247 12 

165,167 24 

Schools — 

Taxes, 1902, Educational Account $ 134,745 72 

Taxes, 1902, Building Account 21,368 97 

Taxes, 1902, indebtedness 1,970 16 

School tax, educational, miscellaneous 566 00 

School Fund income 12,957 40 

171,608 25 

Public Library — 

Taxes, 1902 % 5,848 62 



191 7 1903 

October 12, 1 ^ lli 

572 33 

Miscellaneous ■••■■ - 38 000 00 

Anticipation tax warrants ; 44,420 95 

Special Deposits— ^ Q() 

Switch track permits * 226 65 

Street inspection • 5Q 

Gas inspection • 1030 00 

Use of street permits ' Q 

Street opening permits • i 595 50 

Water Office deposits ; 60 64 65 

Special Assessments- 135 ,318 22 

City Collector. ■••.•.••- ^ 

County Collector. 517,395 48 

Special Funds- ^ 62 

Unclaimed wages • ••■•• -,;>,. 

City Employes' Transportation Ticket Account .... l,»i* w 

Department supplies, Stock Account M^- « 

Taxes, 1902 (Sinking Funds) ; 20 847 49 

. 2,121,469 13 

$ 9,570,801 83 

Total credit •• • • • 

Certiorate— DISBURSEMENTS. 

(jOrpoiaie . 

Warrants on Treasurer paid $ iS ooo 00 

Anticipation tax warrants 1902 paid. ZZI__$ 1,253,833 44 

Water Fund- m g5 

Warrants on Treasurer paid • 

Schools— S47 496 44 

Warrants on Treasurer paid » «*<■«* 

Board of Education pay checks paid. j^uo 429,805 31 

Public Library- n 

Warrants on Treasurer paid • * f^ ' 

Anticipation tax warrants 1902 paid 10,000 00 

Transfer to Corporate Fund (correct error 1902) . . . 4,y34_o* ^ ^ ^ 

Special Deposit— 36Q 3Q 

Warrants on Treasurer paid • 

Special Assessments— 114 647 79 

Warrants on Treasurer paid 

Special Funds- 

Department of Supplies Stock Account « !,»<* £0 

City Employes' Transportation Ticket Account .... 14rf JU 
. 1* 1U 
Unclaimed wages 3 ,029 50 

. 2,080,531 19 

Balance in hands of Treasurer September 30, 1903: ^ ^ ^ 

Corporate purposes ■ ^ m ^ 

Water Fund..... •""" ^ m ,m 44 

Schools ' 8 488 51 

Public Library • •■ 180259 67 

Special deposits 2 lW, 066 05 

Special assessments '905,514 76 

Special funds ^v 1 085 84 

Undistributed taxes ' 7,490,270 64 

Correct: M. M. Foote, General Accountant. 
Which was placod on fll«. 



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The Board of Education submitted requests 
for school sites as follows, viz. : 

On the southwest corner of Sawyer avenue 
and 27th street. 

Property northwesterly of the center line of 
Archer avenue having a frontage of 300 feet 
on 39th street and 89th place. 

Property on Dickens avenue and Castello 
avenue, between 48th and 49th avenues. 

Additional appropriations as follows, viz. : 

Parental 115,000 00 

Eberly and W. Cullom Aves 2,000 00 

R T Crane Manual Training 24,000 00 

Hamilton 3 ' 000 00 

Park and W. 50th Avenues 2,600 00 

Dante ^ 00 ° 00 

Jungman 3 < 600 00 

Burns • ^, 000 00 

Wabansia Avenue 4,000 00 

Ellis Avenue 4,500 00 

Also to credit $18,500 to the unappropriated 
school tax fund building account from an 
appropriation of $75,000 made for the erec- 
tion of an addition to the Pickard School, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The Commissioner of Health submitted a 
communication calling attention to the con- 
dition of rooms occupied by the Bureau of 
Sanitary Inspection of the Health Depart- 
ment which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munications: 

City Clerk's Office, ) 
October 12, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, . The Mayor and City Coun- 
cil: 

Gentlemen— In accordance with the pro- 
visions of the Revised Code, I hereby make 
report of bonds and acceptances, under ordi- 
nance, which have been filed in this office 
since the last preceding meeting- 

Bond of U. S. Y. &T. Co., under ordinance 
of July 6th providing for the erection of via- 
duct and gates at 47th street, filed October 7, 
1903. 

Acceptance and bond of the Chicago Postal 
Pneumatic Tube Company, under ordinance 
of July 13th granting permission to the said 



Company to lay and maintain Pneumatic 
Tubes in the City of Chicago. Filed October 
12th, 1903. 

Yours respectfully, 

Fred C . Bender, 

City Clerk. 



City Clerk's Office, I 
Chicago, October 12th, 1903. J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 
Gentlemen-I have the honor to inform 
you that there was filed in my office on Octo- 
ber 6th, 1903, a notice of assignment by the 
Hardin Company to Lyman A. Walton of 
their rights, under ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body on June 18th, 1903, granting 
to the said Hardin Company permission to 
construct, maintain and operate a heat plant 
and system. 

Yours respectfully, 

Fred C. Bender, 
City Clerk. 

Which were placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The claim of Alex. Levine for refund ©f 
amusement license, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, October 12, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I transmit herewith for your 
approval bonds of William Gleeson, Patrick 
W. Tracey and Richard J. McGrath, bridge- 
tenders. 

Yours truly, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 

Aid. Conlon moved the approval of the 
bonds. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Tms-Coughliu, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, 
Culler'ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Maypole, Har- 



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kin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Larson, Wendlmg, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Eidmann, Bihl, John- 
son, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Raee— 62. 

Nays — None. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, ) 
; Chicago, October 8, 1903. , 

To His Honor, the Mayor, and the City Coun- 
cil'. 

Gentlemen— I am directed by the Board 
to return herewith the petition and Council 
order directing that the Board boulevard 
Sacramento avenue from 12th street to 
Sacramento square. The Board of Local 
Improvements has nothing whatever to do 
with work of this kind. 

Yours truly, 

John A. Mat, 

Secretary. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMEKT IMPROVEMENT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance- 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

That permission and authority be and the 
same are hereby given and granted to Mr. F. 
A. Hardy, his successors and assignees, to 
construct ana maintain a sidewalk in front of 
premises Nos. 233, 235 and 237 Randolph 
street, Chicago, and an iron door measuring 



6x5 feet (six feet by five feet), and a coal 
hole with iron cover measuring 2 feet 4 inches 
by 2 feet 4 inches. 

The said door, coal hole and cover shall be 
constructed according to the plans approved 
by the Council of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. A copy of which plans 
shall be kept on file in the office of the 
Council of Public Works, and said iron 
door, coal hole and cover shall be constructed 
in a careful and workmanlike manner under 
the supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Council of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendliug, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johllson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance in 
favor of Carson, Pirie, Scott & Co. for a 
subway connecting buildings on Adams 
street, between Market and Franklin streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of John 
F. Binder for refund of money paid for re- 
paving street caused by a water leak, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Coughlin presented the following or 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. Sifferman to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 185 Washington street ; sign to 



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be 3 feet in diameter. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electric an. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time 
at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
C. & E. M. Gross to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 453 State street, 
5 feet long, 30 inches wide. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of 
the City Eleetrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at- any 
time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. A. Reilly to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 128 Wabash avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance witn all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Harry McCall to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 56 State street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Meyer Bros, to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 46 State street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accerdance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to B. 
J. Huttner to erect an electric sign in front 



of premises at 104 E. Van Buren street. Said 
sign. to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Berry's Incorporators to erect an electric V 
shape sign in front of premises at 180 State 
street,dimensions of said sign being 8 feet wide 
and 9 feet high. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 14th street 
from Wabash avenue to Indiana avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kenna, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith appr ved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar r 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunx, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran,, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Bacenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 



j^ays— Conlon, Brennan 



-2. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order 
and petition : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby requested to 



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consider the advisability of opening and ex- 
tending 31st street, from Lake Park avenue 
to South 46th avenue, the city limits. 

Charles Ailing, 
Thos. J. Dixon, 

Aldermen Second Ward; 

T. A. Rooney, 
R. K. Sloan, 

Aldermen Fifth Ward; 

Henry Stuckart, 
Jas. M. Dailey, . 

Aldermen Fourth Ward; 
M. Zimmer, 

V. E. Cerveny. 

Aldermen Twelfth Ward ; 

Jonathan Ruxton, 
Charles Woodward, 

Aldermen Thirty-fourth Ward. 

Whereas, That portion of the city bound- 
ed by Twenty-second street on the north and 
Fifty-fifth street on the south, commonly 
known as the South Side, has no adequate 
thoroughfare for general traffic extending in 
a westerly direction from Lake Michigan to 
the western eity limits on a section line as a 
main artery of genera! traffic through a pop- 
ulous neighborhood; and 

Whereas, The thoroughfare known as 
East and West Thirty-first street, if properly 
opened, widened at certain points, and ex- 
tended from Lake Park avenue to South 
46th avenue or the city limits would make an 
available artery for general traffic and enable 
the towns of Berwyn and Riverside and other 
prosperous suburbs to further extend it so 
as to reach the Desplaines river ; and 

Whereas, The South Side Property Own- 
ers' and Business Men's Association, with 
seven years' activity as a corporate improve- 
ment society, and its several hundred mem- 
bers, has heretofore inaugurated many move- 
ments for public improvement of interest to 
the citizens of Chicago and especially to 
those of the South Side; now, therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Associa'ion, through its 
president and secretary, petition the Honora- 
ble Mayor and City Council to order the above 
improvements made at an early date, 

Which were referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Jackson and Foreman presented or- 
ders as follows, viz. : 

For asphalt pavement on Aldine place, 
from 38th street projected to 39th street. 

For paving with asphalt, with combination 
curb and gutter, on Forest avenue, from 32d 
street to 39th street. 

For paving with asphalt with combination 
curb and gutter Prairie avenue from 33d 
street to 39th street. 

For paving with asphalt 39th street from 
Ellis avenue to Lake avenue. 

For opening 39th street, from Lake avenue 
to the new pumping station, east of the 
Illinois Central Railway tracks, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Department of Health 
take steps to abate the nuisance caused by 
the storage and loading of manure at 33d and 
Butler streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claims of Wm. 
N. Preston and M. Kosminski for special 
assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jackson presented the claim of John 
A. Slocum for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 



Aid. Stuckart presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner "of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
grant a permit to the Rev. S. Navorocki to 
build three (3) wooden arches across 32d 
street between Morgan and Mosspratt streets 



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in front of church. Said arches to be re- 
moved in twenty days. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Mrs. Mary Katskovia, liv- 
ing at 3327 Fisk street, to raise brick cottage 
2X feet above grade. Size of cottage 20x30. 

Which were, ®n motion, duly passed. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Rooney and Sloan presented the fol- 
lowing resolution: 

Whereas, An ordinance passed June 25th, 
1894, Section 4956 and Section 4957, for the 
regulation of privy vaults ; and, 

Whereas, A great many of the property 
owners or tenants of this city are unaware of 
the restrictions of said ordinance ; and, 

Whereas, The Health Department with 
its small force of employes only notify or in- 
spect those places in which there has been 
complaint made ; and, 

Whereas, The prosecution of these par- 
ticular cases are only about a fraction of 
those who do not comply with the regulations 
of said ordinance ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the Health Department be 
required to notify each and every property 
owner or tenant with a copy of said ordi- 
nance ; and be it further 

Resolved, That this City Council decide on 
a stated period within which to allow all such 
persons to comply with said ordinnnce, and 
to stay all prosecutions in court until the ex- 
piration of said period. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented an order for paving 
Ellis avenue with asphalt, from 43d street to 
47th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Mayor be and he is here- 



by authorized to appoint a committee of 
fifteen citizens to represent the City of Chi- 
cago at the Mississippi River Improvement 
and Levee Association, to be held in New 
Orleans on the 27th of this month. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and is 
hereby authorized and directed to transfer 
from appropriation for Fire Department 
repair shop to repairs of buildings the sum 
of two thousand ($2,000) dollars as per re- 
quest of the Fire Marshal attached hereto. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
is hereby authorized and directed to transfer 
$4,500 from 42 Extraordinary, Section L, 
Intercepting Sewers to the credit of Sec- 
tion C, Intercepting Sewers. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to F. M. Case in 
the sum of nine and 54-100 ($9.54) dollars, same 
being rebate on 1023 Granville avenue of 
$4.74 and on 1027 Granville avenue of $4.80, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from the Water Fund. 

This order is to take the place of and annul 
an order passed June 15th, 1903, as shown on 
page 537 of the Proceedings of that date as 
far as same relates to the above mentioned 
property. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling. Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bital, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 



jyr rt 7/.s— Conlon, Breunan —2. 



Aid. Mavor presented a communication 
from James Monaghan, Deputy Comptroller 
of Cook County, asking the release of penalty 



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on tax sale of the Cook County Hospital; 
also the claim of Chas. D. Nicolai for the 
payment of deductions under contract for 
maintaining mantle lamps; also the claim of 
S. Foster & Co. for decrease of water tax ; 
also the claim of Thos. Garrett for decrease 
of water tax; also the claim of Emanuel 
Mandel for rebate of water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering enrb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 43rd Street, 
from State Street to the Illinois Central 
Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Young, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bennett presented the claim of Albert 
Reusnow for damage to property on account 
of traek elevation, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aids. Bennett and Snow presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That, upon payment of the usual 
permit fees, the Commissioner of Public 
Works issue, to John Mclnnis, a permit to 
remove the building known as 6335 Lexing- 
ton avenue to Lot 14, Block 4. Woodlawn 
Ridge Sub. in Sec. 23, Tp. 38, N. R. 14. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in East End ave- 
nue, from 69th street to 71st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance' was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, J ones, 
Moyniham, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented the claim of H. F. 
Meyer for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Building Commissioner 
be and he is hereby directed to issue a per- 
mit to A. Raczkowski to erect a two story 
frame house, 24x70 feet on Muskegon avenue 
between 89th street and 90th street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



NINTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for plastering curb walls, grad- 
ing and paving with asphalt Canalport avenue 
from South Halsted street to South Morgan 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



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Fick, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Conneil, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Navs — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following or 
ders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby instructed to issue 
a permit to M. J. Kelly, to enclose a small 
space of about 112 square feet beween two 
wooden buildings at 801 W. Twenty-second 
Street. 

Ordered, That the order of the City Coun- 
cil passed November 17, 1902, page 1409 of 
Council Proceedings, 1902-3, prohibiting the 
Chicago General Railway Company from 
building or repairing its railway line in Ash- 
land avenue, from 22nd street to Archer ave- 
nue, until the further order of the Council, 
be, and the same is hereby repealed. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Cerveny presented the claim of Joseph 
Cerka for damages to horse and wagon, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician place 



two gas lamps in front of the Swedish Church 
on the northwest corner of 23d place and 
Rockwell street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for six-inch drains in Turner avenue, 
from West 26th street to West 30th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Zimmer, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Natjs- Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six inch drains in South St. 
Louis avenue, from Colorado avenue to West 
Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester,. Blake, Butler, 
I Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 



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ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Harkin presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
H. J. Friedman, No. 876 Grand avenue, to 
place an electric sign in front of said premises. 
Said sign to be erected in accordance with 
rules and regulations of Electrical Depart- 
ment. This permit to be subject to revocation 
at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing grading 
and paving with asphalt West Lake street 
from a line 284 feet west of North Maple- 
wood avenue to Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Harkin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
LeaGhman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



Aid. Anderson presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. A. Reetz, No. 660 N. Western avenue, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises, said sign to be erected in accordance 
with rules and regulations of Electrical De- 
partment. This permit to be subject to re- 
vocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of J 
Lauth for refund of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finauce. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Hofmann Bros, to repair buildings 
on southwest corner of Cornell and Fry 
streets and to connect same. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Iver L. Quales to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 10&6 Milwaukee avenue. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented an order 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works 
not to issue any further street oar permits, 
and moved its reference to the Committee on 
Local Transportation. 

Aid. Bennett moved to suspend the rules 
for the purpose of considering the order. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas- Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, Mavor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Fick, Preib, 
Sindelar, Maypole, Kunz, Conlon, Brennan, 



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Powers, Moran, Minwegen, Palmer, Dough- 
erty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Carey, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Con- 
neil, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 46. 

Ways— Dixon, Stuckart, Moertel, Culler- 
ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Finn, Schmidt, 
Leachman, Larson, Johnson— 16. 

Aid. Bennett moved to place the order on 
file. 

The motion prevailed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, Mavor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, 
Fick, Preib, Sindelar, Maypole, Kunz, Con- 
ion, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kues- 
ter, Blake, Butler, Carey, Wendling, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race— 47. 

Nays— Dixon, Stuckart, Moertel, Culler- 
ton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Finn, Schmidt, 
Leachman, Larson, Johnson— 16. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented an ordinance 
declaring every trolley pole and every over- 
head trolley wire a nuisance, and moved its 
reference to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Aid. Bennett moved to suspend the rules 
for the purpose of considering the order. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the order be 
placed on file. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt North^ 
Wood street, from West North avenue to 
West Webster avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jozwiakowski, the ordinance was passed 
and the estimate therewith approved by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Annerson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Conneli, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Natjs— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
D. Abel to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 194 Milwaukee avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electr cian. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Henry J. Schirkowsky to erect an electric 
sign, 3 ft.xlO ft., in front of premises at 
southeast corner Madison and North Sanga- 
mon streets. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dever presented the claim of Louis 
Rego for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Sitts presented the claim of Lizzie 
Sinnott for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Aids. Sitts and Dever presented the follow- 
ing order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
cause the repair of the viaduct situated at 
Milwaukee avenue and between Carroll ave- 
nue and Kinzie street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls grading 
and paving with granite blocks Milwaukee 
avenue, from West Chicago avenue to North 
Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sitts, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Navs— Cordon, Brennan — 2. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented an ordinance in 
favor of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul 
Railway Co. to construct two side tracks 
across North Peoria street, etc., whiGh was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Brennan presented the fallowing 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and direct- 
ed to remove the toboggan slide built in the 
form of a sidewalk in front of 141 and 143 
South Sangamou street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Powers presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issure a permit to Rueckheim Bros, and 
Eckstein to pave with cedar block by private 
contract alleys between Harrison and Con- 
gress streets, Peoria and Sangamon streets, as 
per plat attached. Same to be done under 
the supervision of the Department of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Powers presented an order for im- 
proving Taylor street, from Canal street to 
Blue Island avenue, with granite blocks, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Moran presented the fallowing orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to the Wm. J. Scowen Building Co. 
to erect a shelter shed at 496 and 498 South 
Sangamon Street. Size of shed 50 ft.xlOO ft. 
and the extreme height under lowest rod not 
to exceed 11 ft. 9 in. from the floor, and depth 
of trusses not to exceed 5 ft. above this point, 
with the exception of the pitch of gravel roof. 
Permission shall also be given said c onapany 
to maintain present plank floor. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to M. Gousin to repair shed in rear 
of 451 South Halsted Street. Size of shed 
20x48 feet. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moran presented the claim of Dora 
Martha for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the followiner order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue a 



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permit to St. Jarlath's Church, corner Jack- 
son boulevard and Hermitage avenue, for 
four (4) inch connection with the city water 
main on Jackson boulevard, for water supply 
pipe for church organ, without meter. Said 
connection to be made at the city's expense 
subject to the supervision of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an ordinance in 
favor of Samson J. Eisendrath for a switch 
track upon and across Hawthorne avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, N. D. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. Watelsky to erect an electric sign in front 
of his premises at 29? East Division street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
His Honor, the Mayor, at any time at his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to Lawrence Hasselroth to place an 
electric sign in front of his premises, 107 
East Chicago avenue. Said sign to be erected 
in accordance with rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department. This permit to. 
be subject to revocation at any time at the 
option of His Honor, the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to Wm. 
Voltz to erect an electric sign in front of his 
premises, 187 East Chicago avenue. Said 
sign to be erected in accordance with rules 
and regulations of the Electrical Department 
©f the City of Chicago, and said permit to be 
subjeet to revocation at any time at the option 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Yondorf Brothers to erect 
a band stand in front of their place of busi- 
ness at the corner of North avenue and 
Larrabee street, and to place muslin signs 
across the sidewalk at the same place, and 
also to erect a band stand in front of their 
place of business, No. 545 Lincoln ave- 
nue, and to place muslin signs across the 
sidewalk at their said place of business ; it 
being understood that the said Yondorf 
Brothers are to file a bond, in the penal sum 
of five thousand dollars, within three days of 
the date hereof, running to the City of Chi- 
cago, to save and keep harmless said city 
from any damages arising or growing out of 
the erection of said band stands and muslin 
signs. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann presented orders as follows, 
viz. : 

For asphalt pavement on Southport avenue, 
from Wellington street to Belmont avenue. 

For cement sidewalk on Fullerton avenue, 
from Halsted to North Branch ©f Chicago 
River, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Ehemann presented the following or- 
dinance : 

Be it or.dained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section i. That the sidewalk line on the 
north side of Wrightwood avenue, between 
Southport avenue and Perry street, is hereby 
established at and along the curb line of said 
street. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was on motion duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



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1903 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sinaelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
yan Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn. Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Buxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid Schmidt presented an order for paving 
Southport avenue, from Clybourn place to 
Fullerton avenue, which was 

Referred'to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Court Loyalty 4233, In- 
dependent Order of Foresters, to string a 
banner at Lincoln avenue and Wnghtwood 
avenue, for 30 days. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to J. & D. Murphy to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises, 1841 North Halsted 
Street. Said sign to be erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department, and said permit 
to be subject to revocation at any time in the 
option of the Mayor. 
Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Blake presented an order for paving 
(asphalt) Bosworth avenue, from Roscoe to 
Grace streets, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



Aid. Blake presented the claim of Mrs. M. 
Fountain for removing obstruction to sewer, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Kuester presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Mr. Baden, druggist, to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at Lincoln avenue and 
Belle Plaine, the same to be constructed in 
accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
be removed at any time by order of the 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Leachman presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
construct a cross walk running northerly and 
one running easterly across the intersection 
of North 43d and Fullerton avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
place a patrol wagon at the Cragin Police 
Station, Thirty-seventh Precinct (there being 
no wagon within three miles of that point). 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
request the gas company, now engaged in 
laying gas mains in North 45th court to the 
south line of Irving Park boulevard, to ex- 
tend the same to the north side of said Irving 
-Park boulevard. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect a police patrol 
box and fire alarm box at North 42d and 
Fullerton avenues. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay sewer stubs in Elston avenue, from AVest 
Montrose avenue to Maple avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is herebv directed to 
issue a permit to the Evangelical Lutheran 



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Concordia Church to connect with sewer in 
Washtenaw avenue and without cost. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Leachman presented ©rders as fol- 
lows, viz. : 

For sewer in Western avenue, from Foster 
avenue to Bowmanville road. 

For six-foot cement walk on both sides of 
Elston avenne, from West Montrose avenue 
to Maple avenue. 

For a cinder walk on both sides of Ridge- 
way avenue, from Fullerton avenue to Dun- 
ning street. 

For water supply pipes in Elston avenue, 
from W. Montrose avenue to Maple avenue, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented an order for water 
mains in N. Sawyer and Spaulding avenues, 
from Foster avenue to two blocks north, and 
on the next street west of Spau ding avenue, 
from Foster avenue three blocks north, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Butler presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water main in North Central Park 
avenue, from Dickens avenue north 180 feet, 
provided same will pay ten cents per foot. 

Ordered, That the stay order passed at the 
last meeting of this Council ''requesting the 
Board of Local Improvements to stay all 
proceedings in regard to the proposed exten- 
sion of the Randolph Street Market until 
further action by the City Council," be and 
the same is hereby re-cinded. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Butler presented the claim of Chris 
Anderson for loss of horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butler presented the following order: 

Whereas, A controversy has arisen as to 
how far from the proposed extension of the 



West Randolph Street Market the assessment 
should be spread ; and, 

Whereas, More gardeners haul produce to 
said market from the Twenty-seventh Ward 
than any other; and, 

Whereas, One of its Aldermen has been 
instructed with conflicting resolutions as to 
his course in said controversy ; now therefore 

Ordered, That the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D., thoroughly investigate 
the subject and submit its recommendations 
to the Commissioners appointed by the court 
to spread said assessment roll. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, W. D. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a system of sewers in North 
Spaulding avenue, from West Irving Park 
boulevard to West Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cmllerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Naijs— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with slag 
macadam North Central Park avenue, from 
West Fullerton avenue to Milwaukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows - 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 



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Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski. Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

jVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Milwaukee avenue, 
from West Lawrence avenue to Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas _ Coughlm, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Larson presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby directed to erect two (2) 
gas lamp posts in front of Ebenezer Danish 
Ev. Lutheran Church, corner Rockwell and 
Wabansia. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on a system 
of streets ae follows, to-wit: South side of 



Armitage avenue, from North California 
avenue to North Western avenue, etc. (De- 
ferred October 5, 1903). 

By unanimous consent, the ordinance was 
passed and the estimate therewith approved 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas -Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Carey presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. F. Mikolosak to erect an electric sign in > 
front of premises at 1900 47th street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Eleetrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Wendling presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be aud 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Wm. F. Eggert to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 5258 South Halsted 
street. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the sat- 
isfaction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered^ That the City Electrician be aud 
he is hereby directed to have four gasoline 



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lamp posts erected on Talman avenue, be- 
tween 42d and 43d streets. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit to L. Vehon to place a net sign 
at 9046 Commercial avenue, same to be re- 
vocable by the Mayor or Commissioner of 
Public Works at any time. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for'six-inch drains in S. Winchester 
avenue, from W. 46th street to Garfield 
boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Wendling, the ordinance was passed and the 
| estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
| Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
I Rooney, Mavor, young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
i Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
I Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulii- 
} van, Herrmann, Werno Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
j Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
! Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



favor of Jacob Koehler for a team scale in 
42d street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Bradley presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Helvetis to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 4302 State street. Said sign to 
be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electri- 
cal Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Whi«h was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Bradley presented an ordinance in 



Aid. 
order- 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 



O'Connell presented the following 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Royal Furniture and 
Carpet Co. to string a banner across Halsted 
and 63d streets at their intersection. Said 
permit to be revocable at the discretion of 
His Honor, the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Connell presented (for Aid. Butter- 
worth, absent) the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby instructed to issue 
a permit to the proper officers of the Swedish 
Emanuel Church to erect a church at 5830-33 
Morgan street, said church to cover an area 
of 4,768 square feet. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician fce and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Edward Kane to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises, 5514 State street. Said 
sign to be 9x3 feet and constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction ^ of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revo- 
cable by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Connell presented (for Aid. Butter- 
worth, absent) the claim of Regina Leiber- 
man for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and macadamizing 
the present roadways of a system of streets, 
as follows : West 60th street, from Princeton 
avenue to 212 feet west of Parnell avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



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O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt. Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey. Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race -63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in a system of streets, 
South Hermitage avenue from West 61st 
street to West 65th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas - Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jacuson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno,- Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

tfays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in a system of streets as 
follows: S. Lincoln street, from W. 67th 
street to W. 69th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer. Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the f©llowing ordi- 
nance (petition attached) : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the inside sidewalk line 
on the south side of West 102d place, between 
Canal and Butler streets, be and it is hereby 
established at two and a half feet from the 
lot line. 

Section 2. This ordinance to go into 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissi®ner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue 



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permits to property owners on east side of 
Carpenter street, between 65th and 67tn 
streets, to construct sidewalks at lot line, and 
the order heretofore passed by this Council to 
issue permits to build at curb line is hereby 
repealed, for the reason that the major part 
of above walks have already been laid at lot 
line. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a sewer in West 72d street, from 
South Centre avenue to a point twenty-four 
feet east of the east line of South Ada 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

y eas _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in West 74th place, fr.m South 
Centre avenue to a point 24 feet east of the 
east line of South Ada street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 



Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Raee— 63. 

Na,ys— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in West 74th street, from South 
Centre avenue to a point 24 feet east of the 
east line of South Ada street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 



Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water main in Lowe avenue, from 103d 
street southward to cover houses in block, if, 
upon a proper survey, it is shown that the 
required revenue of 10 cents per foot will be 
derived therefrom. 

Which was, on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Bihl presented the claim of the Opaque 
Shade Cloth Company for rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Johnson presented an order for cement 



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sidewalks for the entire district within 73d 
street, 75th street, Stony Island avenue and 
the Illinois Central Railroad, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Johnson and Bihl presented the fol- 
lowing resolution : 

Whereas, The Illinois Central Railroad 
crosses 103d street, 111th street, 113th street, I 
115th street and Kensington avenue at grade; 
and 

Whereas, Thousands of people daily- 
cross the Illinois Central Railroad at the 
above named crossings; and 

Whereas, The existence of these grade 
crossings causes a great deal of delay and 
annoyance to the passage of teams and pedes- 
trians, often incurring damage to property 
and persons and even loss of life; and 

r Whereas, The citizens of the territory 
affected have expressed their desire to have 
the Illinois Ceatral Railroad elevated across 
the streets mentioned, by petition to this 
Couneil; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel 
be requested to prepare an ordinance to that 
effect within thirty days. 

Which was referred to the Commmittee on 
Track Elevation. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Woodward presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 

Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That the inside sidewalk line 
on the east and west sides of South 41st 
court, between Harrison street and the north 
line of the alley immediately south of said 
Harrison street, be and the same is hereby 
established at two (2) feet from the lot line 
of the adjoining property. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances in conflict herewith are hereby re- 
pealed. 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moian, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Bhemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Ruxton presented orders as follows 
viz. : 

For curbing, grading and paving South 
Springfield avenue, from South 26th street to 
South 28th street, 30-foot road-bed, granite 
top macadam, combination curb and gutter. 

For curbing, grading and paving Central 
Park avenue, from Douglas boulevard to Og- 
den avenue, 30 foot roadbed, asphalt pave- 
ment, combination curb and gutter. 

For a sewer in Millard avenue, from West 
29th street to South 30th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving, 
with slag macadam, South 45th avenue, from 
West Lake street to Colorado avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows - 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 1 , 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemanu, 



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Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenocb, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

iyraf/s— Conlon, Brennah-2. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water main in Huron street, from 125 
feet east of 51st avenue to 175 feet eastward, 
as per survey attached showing revenue of 25 
cents per foot. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Race presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Michael Doran to lay fifty- 
four sewer stubs in West Adams street, 
between Central avenue and Walnut avenue, 
on the payment of one fee of $5.00 and the 
actual cost of inspection, the regular fee for 
each stub to be paid when extended and used. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
report to this Council if the Suburban Water 
Company has complied with the order of this 
Council, passed Sept. 22, 1902, requiring said 
company to flush all its pipes located in the 
Thirty fifth Ward. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Race presented the following order: 

Whereas, The City of Chicago is about t© 
go into the advertising business, and believ- 
ing that the streets belong to the people, and 
that due publicity of all grants to use the 
streets and public buildings and public prop- 
erty should be given such steps, 

Therefore, As the city now proposes to go 
into partnership with the elevated companies 
and the Lamp Post Advertising Company in 
the letting of space for advertising on the 
public stations and lamp posts, said stations 
and lamp posts being located on your prop- 
erty—the aforesaid streets. To you as public 
spirited citizens, having the interest of a 
depleted treasury at heart, will you kindly 



withhold any objection and allow us to give 
away this privilege at the compensation of 
15 % of gross receipts therefor. In order that 
the revenue of the city may be increased, the 
Corporation Counsel is ordered to draw up 
an ordinance compelling all firms who ad- 
vertise by wagons or other vehicles, and all 
advertisers who use the public streets, to 
obtain a franchise for the same, the compen- 
sation to the city to be not less than 50%. 
" We need the money." 



Which 
License. 



referred to the Committee on 



Aid. Race presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Whereas, The People's Gas Light and 
Coke Company have, after being notified by 
the Commissioner of Public Works that Ever- 
green avenue, Drake avenue, Trumbull ave- 
nue and Spauldmg avenue were to be paved 
with an expensive pavement, to-wit, brick 
and asphalt, and that they should at once lay 
therein their gas mains, they refused or neg- 
lected to lay said mains, and now Evergreen 
avenue is paved and no gas main therein ; and 
the people on this street being entitled to 
gas, the company being a public corporation ; 
and in order that these people to secure gas 
may not have their street torn up, for which 
they have to put up a deposit with the gas 
company, and in order that a repetition of 
this condition may not arise again ; therefore 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. No permit shall hereafter be 
issued to any gas, electric light, telephone or 
telegraph company or individual for the tear- 
ing up or disturbing of the pavement on any 
of the public streets or ways in the City of 
Chicago, and any such company or individual 
desiring to lay new gas pipes or conduits of 
any kind in any paved street or way shall lay 
them between the curb and lot lines of said 
streets, or in the alleys contiguous thereto. 

Section 2. Whenever it shall be hereafter 
proposed to pave any public street or way in 
the City of Chicago it shall be the duty o 



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the Commissioner of Public Works to notify 
all gas, electric light, telephone and telegraph 
companies of such fact, such notice to inform 
the said companies that if they desire to lay 
any gas pipes or conduits in such street or 
streets they may have a reasonable oppor- 
tunity to do so before such pavement is laid, 
and that after such pavement is laid no per- 
mit shall be issued for the laying of new pipes 
or conduits, except as provided in Section 1 
hereof; and the Commissioner of Public 
Works shall refuse to issue any permits for 
the laying of new gas pipes or conduits, ex- 
cept in accordance with the provisions of this 
ordinance. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be iu 
effect from and after its passage and approval. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Race presented the following order: 

Wrereas, The Council has appointed a 
Committee on Graft; and 

Whereas, By a state law a Weed Commis- 
sioner has been appointed ; and 

Whereas, Said Commissioner has assessed 
and is now collecting upon property upon 
which no weeds exist and where he has cut 
no weeds; and 

Whereas, This bill must be O. K'd by the 
County Board ; therefore, the Council Com- 
mittee appointed to investigate graft is re- 
quested to tender its services to the County 
Board to investigate this matter. 

Which was referred to the Special Com- 
mittee investigating charges reflecting upon 
the character and honesty of city employes. 

Aid. Race presented an order for paving 
Spaulding avenue, from Division street to 
Chicago avenue, with brick pavement, to con- 
form with the brick pavement now being laid 
on Spaulding avenue, from Division street to 
North avenue, and cause subway under 
O, M. & St. P. R. R. tracks on Spaulding 
avenue to be opened, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred sundry claims for decrease of water 
taxes, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
claims of Crandall & Richardson, Bethany 
Home, J. W. McDonald, Alfred F. Keeney, 
J. G. O'Brien and Charles G. Moore for de- 
crease of water taxes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against the following persons on the property 
named, in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for de- 
creases of water taxes on such properties: 

Crandall & Richardson, 3326 Centre 

avenue $ 70 00 

(And the Department Attorney is 
directed to proceed at once to collect 
same from the consumers of water at 
said premises during the term said 
$70.00 was assessed). 
Bethany Home, 2919 North Robey 

street 60 75 

J. W. McDona d, 3222 Ashland ave- 
nue 37 75 

Alfred F. Keeney, 1594 Armitage ave- 
nue 8 50 

J. G. O'Brien, 16 Lane place 21 90 

J. G. O'Brien, 22 Lane place 15 90 

Charles G. Moore, 115-27 56th street.. 275 40 

This action is takeu upon the recommenda- 
tions of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and a sub-committee attached hereto. 

Wm. Man ok, 

Chairman, 



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ALSO, 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred sundry claims for rebate of water taxes, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of M. M. Kirkman, A. W. 
Stanmeyer, David Forsythe, Joseph P. Ma. 
honey, L. Weber and Philip Schreiber for 
rebate of water taxes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

- Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for re- 
bates of water taxes paid upon the properties 
named, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the Water Fund: 
M M Kirkman, 730 Washington boule- 
vard ^ 784 

A. W. Stanmeyer, 3853 and 61 N. 

Paulina street ; 10 46 

David Forsythe, 1806 Iowa street 5 62 

David Forsythe, 1808 Iowa street 5 63 

Joseoh P. Mahoney, 1201-3 Sheffield 

avenue 7 00 

L. Weber, 4S1-3 W. Madison street. .. 23 70 

Philip Schreiber, 291 Mohawk street. . . 14 03 

This action is taken upon the several 

recommendations of sub-committee attached 

hereto. __ 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
sundry claims for personal injuries on the 
intercepting sewers, submitted a report rec- 
ommending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Couneil Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of sundry persons for com- 
pensation for personal injuries received on 
the intercepting sewers, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for 
personal injuries received while at work on 
the intercepting sewers, as per waivers of the 
said persons respectively, attached hereto, in 
accordance with his recommendation also 
attached; and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriation for inter- 
cepting sewers: 

William T. RafEerty $ 19 25 

Edward Ryder 87 ? 5 

AndrewFoy » 

Joseph Carpenter. iy ™ 

Daniel Lafferty 50 00 

Edw. Shaughnessy 150 77 

Hugh P. Ward 405 00 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims for special assessment rebates, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of George Anderson and H. 
L Meyer and others for rebates of special 
assessments, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 
Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 



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ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
named persons in the amount set opposite 
their names, upon presentation of the certifi- 
cates of payment hereto attached and upon 
proper identification : 

Warrant 19304, George Anderson $16 72 

Warrant 23015, W. E. Haxtun 34 10 

Warrant 23046, R. Young 20 35 

Warrant 23046, H. L. Meyer 16 28 

This action is taken upon the report of the 
Board attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Louis D. Lebrecht for personal 
injuries, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Louis D. Lebrecht for com- 
pensation for personal injuries, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order-. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Louis D. Lebrecht the sum of fifty ($50.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to said Louis D. 
Lebrecht on May 14, 1903, at or near 1121 
Milwaukee avenue, by reason of a defective 
sidewalk, and charge same to the Finance 
Committee Fund, appropriations 1903, Official 
Record March 5th, 1903, page 2460. This 
action is taken upon the recommendation of 
the City Attorney and a sub-committee at- 
tached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, " 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 



ferred the claim of Austin E. Gordon for 
personal injuries, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Austin E. Gordon for 
compensation for personal injuries, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Austin E. Gordon in the sum of ( ne 
hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an accident 
to said Austin E. Gordon on June 4, 1903, in 
front of No. 2109 Fillmore street. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 

also 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Mrs. Alvina Hodgkins for per- 
sonal injuries, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Mrs. Alvina Hodgkins 
for compensation for personal injuries, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 



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leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in favor 
of Mrs. Alvina Hodgkins in the sum of one 
hundred (1100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Alvina Hodgkins on June 19, 
1902, in front of No. 13 North Claremont 
avenue, by reason of a defective sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-committee 
attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Henry M. Vreeland for injuries 
to horse and damage to wagon and harness, 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chieago in Council Assembled : 

^Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Henry M. Vreeland for 
compensation for injuries to horse and dam- 
age to wagon and harness, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Henry M. Vreeland the sum of sixty ($60.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to the horse and 
rig of said Henry M. Vreeland on June 8, 
1903, at a point 125 feet east of Ashland ave- 
nue on Blanche street, by reason of a defective 
manhole cover, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriation 
ordinance 1903, Official Record March 5th, 



1903, page 2460. This action is taken upon 
the recommendation of the City Attorney 
and a sub-committee attached hereto. 
Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Mary Bolland for damage to 
building, etc., submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 



The motion prevailed, 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Mary Bolland for compen- 
sation for damage to building by tearing 
down adjoining building, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Mary Bolland the sum of twenty-nine and 
sixty-six one-hundredths ($29.66) dollars; 
same to be in full of all claims of any nature 
for damage to building known as 3255 South 
Centre avenue during the tearing down 
of adjoining building by the Fire Department, 
and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1903, Official Record 
March 5th, 1903, page 2460. 

Wm. Mayor, 
Chairman. 

also, 
The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of the E. E. Walsh Transfer Com- 
pany for the loss of two horses, submitted a 
report recommending: the passage of an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 



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The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of the E. E. Walsh Trans- 
fer Company for the loss of two horses, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of the E. E. Walsh Transfer Company 
in the sum of one hundred and fifty ($150.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of one or either of two accidents 
to the horses of said Transfer Company, 
whereby two horses were injured so badly 
that they were killed, one on October 7th, 
1902, in Clybourn avenue near the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad tracks and 
one on De ember 30, 1902, on the Indiana 
street bridge. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 
City Attorney attached and the recommenda- 
tion of a sub-committee also attached. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an order for plans and the connecting of city 
water mains with the mains of the Suburban 
Water and Light Co. for fire protection, sub- 
mitted a report recommending the passage of 
an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved hat the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred order for plans and the connecting 
of city water mains with the mains of the 
Suburban Water and Light Co., for lire pro- 
tection in Austin, having had the same under 



advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to proceed to prepare to make 
connection between the city water mains as 
proposed in Austin avenue and Augusta 
street and the existing mains of the Suburban 
Water Company in Henry street, and to 
make such connection when the city mains 
are in Augusta street, in accordance with the 
attached correspondence and plat of the City 
Engineer, at a cost not to exceed the sum of 
five hundred ($500.00) dollars; and the ex- 
pense of same to be paid from the Water 
Fund. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims of Mary Muzik, Anna O'Bannion and 
Julius Morris for compensation for personal 
injuries (adverse recommendations by the 
City Attorney and a sub-committee attached 
hereto) ; John Cholowchinski for rebate, 
owner of 6344 Washington avenue for de- 
crease, Commercial Furniture Company and 
A. M. Larson for rebate and Lincoln Cycling 
Club for decrease of water taxes (adverse 
recommendations by a sub-committee at- 
tached) ; notice of convention of the League 
of American Municipalities; claim of C. J. 
Ford for refund of money advanced to lay 
water mains; petition for appropriation for 
Western avenue; petition for waiver of ap- 
peal and writ of error in case of Fred Miller 
Brewing Company, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending Section 112 
of the Building ordinances in relation to the 



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height of buildings, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on 
file. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a request from the Board of Educa- 
tion for a twelve-room addition to the Hedges 
school, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 9th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a request from the Board of Educa- 
tion for a twelve-room addition to the Hedges 
school, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the sum of $95,000 be appro- 
priated for the erection of a twelve-room 
addition to the Hedges school building, with 
new heating and ventilating apparatus and 
to install new plumbing, and that the City 
Comptroller be and he is hereby authorized 
to set aside the sum of $95,000 from the 
unappropriated balance of the building 
account for the erection of said addition 
with new heating and ventilating apparatus 
and to install new plumbing. 

W. P. Dunn, 
Chairman. 



TRACK ELEVATION 



The Special Committee on Track Elevation 
to whom was referred an amendatory ordi- 
nance for the diversion of Artisan or Hart 
avenue to the west into Archer avenue, sub- 



mitted a report recommending that the same 
be passed as amended. 

Aid. Jackson moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Suow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

iVm/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordi- 
nance requiring the Atchison, Topeka and 
Santa Fe Railway Company, the Chicago, 
Madison and Northern Railroad Company, 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company, 
the Union Stock Yard and Transit Com- 
pany, the Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road Company, and the Pittsburgh, Cin- 
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Rail- 
way Company, respectively, to change the 
plane of certain of their roadbeds and rail- 
way tracks within the City of Chicago," 
passed May 22, 1899, and published on 
pages 506 to 532 inclusive of the official 
record of the Council Proceedings of the 
City of Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance requiring the Atchison, To- 
peka and Santa Fe Railway Company, the 
Chicago, Madison and Northern Railroad 
Company, the Chicago and Alton Railroad 
Company, the Union Stock Yard and Tran- 
sit Company, the Chicago Terminal Transfer 



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Railroad Company, and the Pittsburg 1 , Cin- 
cinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway Com- 
pany are each, respectively, hereby ordered 
and required to elevate the plane of certain 
of their roadbeds and tracks within certain 
limits of the City of Chicago," passed May 
22, 1899, and published on pages 506 to 532 
inclusive of the official records of the Council 
Proceedings of the City of Chicago, be and 
the same is hereby amended as follows : 

"Amend page 530, Section 15, at the bot- 
tom of the right hand column, after the word 
"Meridian" by inserting the following: 

"All that part of Lot forty-four (44), in a 
subdivision of Lots A. & B., in Block three 
(3), in Baker's subdivision of Lots 65 to 80 
inclusive, east half (E.3^) southeast quarter 
(S.E. i^), Section thirty-six (36), township 
thirty-nine (89;, North, Range thirteen (13), 
lying northeasterly of a line projected from 
the southwest corner of Lot four (4), and ex- 
tended in a straight line to the southeast 
eorner of Lot forty-four (44) and all of Lots 
three and four same subdivision as above for 
the diversion of Artisan avenue into Archer 
avenue for public use." 

Also amend said ordinance in the 18th line 
of the right hand column from the top of page 
530, after the words "to-wit:" strike out the 
words "The south fifty (50) feet of the east 
ninety-two and eight-tenths (92.8) fejet of 
original Lot 46; the west fifty (50) feet of the 
east one-hundred and forty-two and eight- 
tenths (142.8) feet of original Lots 43 and 46;" 
in the 23rd line and in lieu thereof insert the 
following: 

"Commencing at the southeast corner of 
original Lot forty-six (46) thence curve to the 
northwest on a radius of about one hundred 
and sixty (160) feet for an included angle of 
about fifty-four (54) degrees to a point about 
one hundred thirty-seven and ninety-eight 
(137.98) feet west of the east line of original 
Lot forty-six (46) and about thirty (30) feet 
south of the north line of said Lot forty- six 
(46) ; From said last mentioned point contin- 



uing north on a straight line to a point on the 
north line of original Lot forty-three (43) 
one hundred thirty-seven and niDety-eight 
(137.98) feet west of the northeast corner of 
said original Lot forty-three (48). 

Commencing at a point on the east line of 
original Lot forty-six (46) fifty (50) feet 
north of the s@utheast corner of said Lot 
forty-six (46), thence curve to the northwest 
on a radius of about one hundred and ten 
(110) feet for an included angle of 
about fifty-four (54) degrees to a point 
about eighty-seven and ninety-eight 
(87.98) feet west of the east line of 
original Lot forty-six (46) about thirty (30) 
feet south of the north line of said Lot forty- 
six (46). From said last mentioned point 
continuing on a straight line to a point on 
the north line of original Lot forty-three (43) 
about eighty-seven and ninety-eight (87.98) 
feet west of the northeast corner of said 
original Lot forty-three (43), so as to leave 
a street fifty (50) feet in width at all points 
for public use." 

Section 2. All of the provisions of the 
ordinance of May 22d, 1899, hereby amended, 
shall apply to all things provided for and em- 
braced in this ordinance, unless otherwise 
herein specially provided; and the rights, 
obligations, powers and duties of the city and 
the said Pittsburgh, Cincinnati. Chicago and 
St, Louis Railway Company shall be the 
same ia all respects as if said ordinance of 
May 22d, 1899, had originally contained all 
the matters and things contained in this or- 
dinance, the said ordinance of May 22d, 
1899, and this ordinance shall be construed to- 
gether the same as if both had been contain- 
ed in said ordinance hereby amended. 

Section 3. This ordiuauce shall take ef- 
fect from and after its passage and approval; 
provided, however, that the same shall be 
null and void if said Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company 
shall not within twenty (20) days from the 
passage of this ordinance file with the Mayor 



October 12, 

of the City of Chicago an agreement, duly 
executed, whereby said railway company 
shall undertake to do and perform all the 
matters and things required of it by this or- 
dinance; after the filing of said agreement, 
as aforesaid, this ordinance shall be binding 
upon the City and said Pittsburgh, Cincin- 
nati, Chicago and St,Louis Railway Company, 
but nothing in this ordinance contained shall 
be deemed a waiver or surrender of the po- 
lice power of the City of Chicago or deprive 
the city of the right to perpetually exercise 
such power. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee beg leave to transmit 
the attached amendment to ordinance of 
June 18, 1900, P., Ft. W. & C. and its lessee, 
and the P., C, C. & St. L. Railways, and 
recommend same for passage. 

Aid. Jaekson moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 



The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report 



Chicago, October 12, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 
Your Special Committee on Track Eleva- 
tion beg leave to transmit the attached 
amendment to ordinance of June 18, 1900, 
P., Ft. W. & C. and its lessee, and the P., C, 
C. & St. L. Railways, and recommend the 
same for passage. 

Wm. S. Jackson, 

Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordi- 
nanee requiring the Pittsburgh, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Railway, and its lessee 
the Pennsylvania Company and the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company to change the plane of 
certain of their roadbed and railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago,'' passed June 
18, 1900, and published on pages 618 to 645 



1244 19 °3 

inclusive, and amended March 16, 1903, and 
published on pages 2692 to 2695 inclusive, 
of the official record of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
oj Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance requiring the Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chieago Railway, and its 
lessee the Pennsylvania Company, and the 
Pittsburgh, Cin innati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company to change the plane of 
certain of their roadbed and railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago," passed June 18, 
1900, and published on pages 618 to 645 in- 
clusive, and amended March 16, 1903, and 
published on pages 2692 to 2695 inclusive of 
the official record of the Council Proceedings 
of the City of Chieago, be and the same is 
hereby further amended as follows: 

Amend said ordinance on page 638, Section 
8, Paragraph 1, in the ninth line from the 
top of the right hand column, after the word 
"limestone" insert the words "or concrete 
masonry". 

Section 2. All the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of June 18, 1900, and the amendatory 
ordinance ot March 16, 1903, hereby amended, 
shall apply to all things provided for and em- 
braced in this ordinance, unless otherwise 
herein specially provided; and the rights, 
obligations, powers, and duties of the City 
and the said Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway, and its lessee the Pennsyl- 
vania Company, and the Pittsburgh, Cincinati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company 
shall be the same in all respects a6 if said 
ordinance of June 18, 1900, and the amend- 
atory ordinance of March 16, 1903, had origin- 
ally contained all the matters and things con- 
tained in this ordinance. The said ordinance 
of June 18, 1900, and the amendatory ordi- 
nance of March 16, 1903 and this ordinance 
shall be construed together the same as if 
both had been contained in said ordinance 
hereby amended. 



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SECTion 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage and ap- 
proval; provided, however, that the same 
shall be null and void if said Pittsburg, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Railway, or its lessee the 
Pennsylvania Company, shall not within 
twenty (20) days from the passage of this 
ordinance file with the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago an agreement duly executed, where- 
by said railway companies shall undertake to 
do and perorm all the matters and things re- 
quired of them by this ordinance. After the 
filing of said agreement, as aforesaid, this 
ordinance shall be binding upon the City and 
said Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Railway, and its lessee the Pennsylvania 
Company, and shall not be materially modi- 
fied or amended without the consent of said 
Railway Companies, but nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be deemed a waiver or 
surrender of the police power of the City of 
Chicago, or to deprive the City of the right 
to perpetually exercise such power. 



The same Committee beg leave to submit 
the attached amendment to ordinance of 
October 23, 1899, for a change in the grade of 
Fifty-ninth street sidewalk in connection with 
the elevation of the tracks of the Chicago 
and Western Indiana Railroad. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 12th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Special Committee on Track Eleva- 
'tion beg leave to submit the attached amend- 
ment to ordinance of October 23, 1899, for a 
change in the grade of Fifty-ninth street 
sidewalk in connection with the elevation of 
the tracks of . the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad, the Committee having care- 
fully examined the same, beg leave to recom- 
mend the amendment for passage 

Wm. S. Jackson, 
Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordin- 
ance requiring the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway, and its lessee, the 
Pennsylvania Company, the Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company, the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad Company, the Chicago and 
Grand Trunk Railway Company, and the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company, 
respectively, to elevate the plane of certain 
of their railway tracks within the City of 
Chicago," passed October 23, 1899, and pub- 
lished on pages 1394 to 1429 inclusive, of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled, 
"An ordinance requiring the Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway and its 
lessee the Pennyslvania Company, the PittSr- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company, the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, the Chicago and 
Grand Trunk Railway Company, and the 
Uni©n Stock Yards and Transit Company 
are each, respectively, hereby ordered and re- 
quired to elevate the plane of their roadbeds 
and tracks within certain limits of the City 
of Chicago," passed October 23, 1S99, and 
published on pages 1394 to 1429 inclusive, of 
the official records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City of Chicago, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: 

Amend said ordinance page 1415, left hand 
column, by striking out the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 
lines from the bottom of said page and col- 
umn, under the head of "Subway in Fifty- 
ninth Street" and inserting in lieu thereof 
the following: 

"The depression of the sidewalk on the 
north side shall be uniform with the roadway 
and about one foot above the level of the 
same; and the sidewalk on the south side of 
the street east of the railroad company's 



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right of way shall remain at the same grade 
that it now exists to a point about ninety-six 
(96) feet east of the east line of Wallace 
street. From said initial point the south 
sidewalk shall descend to the west on a gra- 
dient of about 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the surface of the sidewalk on 
the east line of Wallace street. And the side- 
walk on the south side of the approach west 
of Wallace street shall be uniform with the 
roadway Bnd about one foot above the level 
of the same. Said sidewalk shall be retained 
by stone or concrete curb walls, and shouid 
the Commissioner of Public Works deem it 
necessary, shall be protected next the curb 
line with iron posts and railings." 

Also amend said ordinance page 1423, Sec- 
tion 8, Paragraph 1, in the 9th line from the 
top of the right hand column, after the word 
''limestone" insert the words "or concrete 
masonry." 

Section 2. All the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of October 23, 1899, hereby amended, 
shall apply to all things provided for and 
embraced in this ordinance unless otherwise 
herein specially provided. And the rights, 
obligations, powers and duties of the City of 
Chieago and the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway, and its lessee the Pennsyl- 
vania Company, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company, the Chicago and Grand Trunk 
Railway Company and the Union Stock 
Yards and Transit Company shall be the 
same in all respects as if said ordinance of 
October 23, 1899, had originally contained all 
the matters and things contained in this ordi- 
nance, and said ordinanca of October 23, 1899, 
and this ordinance shall be construed together 
the same as if both had been contained in 
said ordinance hereby amended. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided, however, that the same shall be null and 
void if said Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 



road Company shall not within fifteen (15) 
days from the passage of this ordinance file 
with the Mayor of the City of Chicago an 
agreement duly executed, whereby said com- 
pany shall undertake to do and perform all 
the matters and things required of it by this 
ordinance. After the filing of said agree- 
ment, as aforesaid, this ordinance shall be 
binding upon the City and said Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railroad Company and 
shall not be materially modified or amended 
without the consent of said company, but 
nothing in this ordinance contained shall be 
deemed a waiver or surrender of the police 
power of the City of Chicago or to deprive 
the city of the right to perpetually exercise 
such power. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 
INGS PENDING BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of owner of premises at 
corner ©f Fairfield avenue and Tavlor street, 
formerly used as Thirteenth Ward yard, for 
damages to property, deferred and published 
October 5, 1903, page 1181. 

Aid. Mavor moved t© coneur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Powers, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carev, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl. Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 



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Works be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to issue a voucher to the owner of 
premises at the corner of Fairfield avenue 
and Taylor street, formerly used by the city 
as the Thirteenth Ward yard, in the sum of 
four hundred ($400.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of the occupancy 
by the city of said premises, either for dam- 
ages or for rent ; said voucher to be issued 
upon the full release of the city from all 
claims, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriation for Thir- 
teenth Ward. 

The Clerk, on motion ©f Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the claims of Mary, James J., Philip J. 
and Joseph Dalton for damage to property 
on account of track elevation, deferred and 
published October 5, 1903, page 1181. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Bhemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachmao, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

jyr a ^ s __Conlon, Brennan— 2. 
The following is the order as passed : 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
allow judgments to be taken against the city 
in favor of the following named persons on 
account of damages to their property by the 
elevation of the tracks of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railroad Company on 
Bloomingdale Road, same to be in full satis- 
faction of all claims for damages to said 
property of whatever kind or nature by rea- 
son of said track elevation, or work done 
under the ordinance in respect thereto: 

Mary Dalton, damages to Lot 4 of Patrick 



Dalton's subdivision of Lots 36, 37, 38 and 

39 in Block 23 in Sheffield's addition to Chi- 
cago, southeast quarter Section 31, Township 

40 North, Range 14, in the amount of five 
hundred and fifty (1550.00) dollars. 

Joseph Dalton, damages to Sub-lot 3 of the 
same subdivision, in the sum of two hundred 
($200.00) dollars. 

Philip J. Dalton, damages to Snb-lot 2 of 
the same subdivision, in the sum of one hun- 
dred and twenty-five ($125.00) dollars. 

James J. Dalton, damages to Sub-lot 1 of 
the same subdivision, in the sum of seventy- 
five ($75.00) dollars. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of a subcommittee and of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of L. G. Halberg for 
refund of electrical tees, deferred and pub- 
lished October 5, 1903, page 1181. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May^ 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to L. G. Halberg the sum of forty-four and 
sixty-two one-hundredths ($44.62) dollars; 
same being preliminary inspection fees paid 
on buildings 1411 Michigan avenue and 1412- 
14 Indiana avenue under the impression that 
the foes had to be paid whether electric lights 
were used or not, and charge same to the 



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Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1903, Official Record March 5th, 1903, page 
2460. This action is taken upon the recom- 
mendation of the City Electrician attached 
hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Christina Jorgansen 
for personal injuries, deferred and published 
October 5, 1903, page 1182. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz. Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Christina Jorgansen the sum of twenty- 
five ($25.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Christina Jorgansen on May 31st, 1903, on 
the west side of Albany avenue about 150 
feet north of Roscoe street, by reason of a 
defective sidewalk, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriation or- 
dinance 1903, official record March 5th, 1903, 
page 246C. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney'and a sub-commit- 
tee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims »f Drs. Muldoon and 
Mahoney for services to Edward Martin, de- 



ferred and published October 5, 1903, page 
1182. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby authorized to issue a voucher to 
Edward Martin in the sum of one hun- 
dred and fifty ($150.00) dollars; same 
to be in full of all claims of whatso- 
ever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to said Martin 
while in the discharge of his duties, by fall- 
ing from step ladder on March 27th, 1901, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
dation of the sub committee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Kirsten Andersen for 
personal injuries, deferred and published 
October 5, 1903, page 1182. 

• Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moyninan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski. Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 



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van, Herrmann. Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, CTConnell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following' is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow 
a judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Kirsten Andersen in the sum of 
one hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be 
in fuli of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an ac- 
cident to said Kirsten Andersen on March 7, 
1903, at the southwest corner of Western and 
Potomac avenues, by reason of a defective 
sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-commit- 
tee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of the Rev. ^ohn 
Piechowski for special assessment rebates, 
deferred and published October 5, 1903, page 
1183. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan. Fick, Preib, Novak, S ndelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, 3o/,- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann,. 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Board »f Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to John Piechow- 
ski in the following amounts; same being 



rebates due as per its report attached hereto, 
upon presentation of the certificates of pay- 
ment attached and upon proper identification : 

Warrant 21866, 1st installment $374 18 

Warrant 21866, 2d installment 374 18 

Warrant 21866 1st installment 10 41 

Warrant 21866, 2d installment 10 41 

Warrant 21866, 3d installment 10 41 

$779 59 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on a request for a quit claim deed to 
certain property acquired by reason of tax 
sale, deferred and published October 5, 1903, 
pagellS3. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Raca— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Clerk be 
and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a quit claim deed of the city's in- 
terest in and to the north half (N. %) of the 
east half (E. 3^) of Lot 6, Block 56 in Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of Section 7-39-14, ac- 
quired by virtue of a tax deed issued on 
August 23, 1875, said deed to run to the 
owners of the property in question and to 
issue upon payment to the city of the amount 
of said tax sale, together with interest from 
date of sale at 6 per cent, per annum and 
costs. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of A. E. Baurgeau for 



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unpaid certificate, deferred and published 
October 5, 1903, page 1184. 

Aid, Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race-63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to A. E. Bourgeau the sum of fifteen ($15.00) 
from Unclaimed Wages Fund; same being 
amount due and unpaid to said A. E. Bour- 
geau for services as Judge of Election in the 
Fourth Precinct of the Thirty-fourth Ward 
in March, 1900. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on communication from the City 
Attorney in re. judgment rendered against 
the .city in favor of Margaret E. Whiteley, 
deferred and published October 5, 1903, page 
1184. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report as adopted : 

Chicago, October 5th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council' Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred communication from the City Attor- 
ney in relation to judgment rendered against 
the city in favor of Margaret E. Whiteley, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the com- 
munication be referred to the Corporation 



Counsel with instructions to proceed to insti- 
tute suit against the Barber Asphalt Paving 
Company as therein suggested. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on an order to lease certain property 
to Patrick E. McDonnell, Jr., for the purpose 
of erecting a diluting vat for the reduction of 
night soil, deferred and published October 5, 
1903, page 1184. 

Aid. Mavor moved to defer action on the 
order for one week. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on a petition for a ferry at Loomis 
street, deferred and published October 5, 
• 1903, page 1184. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows. 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegan, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race — 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to purchase a boat suitable for use 
as a ferry at Loomis street bridge and put 
same to that use at once. The cost of said 
boat not to exceed the sum of sixty ($60.00) 
dollars; and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay for same from the appropriation for 
bridge-tender's salary for Loomis street. 
This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Engineer, attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 



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nance on the claim of A, R. Clark & Co. for 
refund ©f building: permit, deferred and pub- 
lished October 5, 1903, page 1185. 

Aid. Mayor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to A. 
R. Clarke & Company the sum of forty -three 
and 20-100 ($43.20) dollars; same being 
amount of fees paid for unused building per- 
mit No. 2-458 and fire escape permit No. B160; 
and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, Appropriations 1903, Official Record 
March.5th, 1903, page 2460, and be it further 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to A. R. Clarke & 
Company in the sum of twenty-seven and 
95-100 ($27.95) dollars; same being amount 
paid for water under builder's tax for build- 
ing at 352-4-6-8 East 60th street; and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same from 
the Water Fund. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Cornelius Dillon for 
compensation for injuries received at the 
Fourteenth Street Pumping Station while in 
the discharge of his duties, deferred and pub- 
lished October 5, 1903, page 1185. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a vouoher to Cornelius Dil- 
lon in the sum of one hundred and twenty- 
eight ($128.00) dollars; same to be in full of 
all claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Dillon on May 1, 1903, at the Fourteenth 
Street Pumping Station, and upon the sign- 
ing of full release to the city of such dam- 
ages, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the Water Fund. This action 
is taken upon the recommendation of the 
Commissioner of Public Works attached 
hereto. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on a bill for dues to the League of 
American Municipalities, deferred and pub- 
lished October 5, 1903, page 1186. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Monm, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 



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Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to the League of American Municipalities 
the sum of sixty (160.00) dollars; same being 
dues of the city as a member of said league 
for the year ending February 16, 1903, and 
cbarge same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
Appropriation Ordinance 1903, Official Rec- 
ord March 5th, 1903, page 2460. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mayor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Francis F. Bradway 
for unpaid balances on special assessment 
vouchers, deferred and published October 5, 
1903, page 1186. 

] Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kuna, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunte r , 
Race— 63. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and he is hereby authorized to allow 
a judgment to be taken against the city 
in favor of Francis F. Bradway in the 
sum of one hundred, forty-five and thirty-five 
one-hundredths ($145.35) dollars; same to 
be in full of claims for unpaid special assess- 
ment vouchers as follows: 

Warrant 21387 $ 4.96 

Warrant 21391 5.28 

Warrant 21474 6.57 



Warrant 21552 3.39 

Warrant 21567 2.26 

Warrant 21906 23.20 

Warrant 21963 7.87 

Warrant 21743 16.86 

Warrant 22347 74.96 



$145.35 



And be il further ordered, That the City 
Comptroller be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to transfer from the Water 
Fund to the credit of Special Assessment 
Warrrant 21219 for water supply pipe in Le 
Moyne street from Kedzie avenue to North 
Spaulding avenue, the sum of seventeen and 
eleven one-hundredths ($17.11) dollars. 

This action is taken upon the opinion of 
the Corporation Counsel attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Howard & Hend- 
rickson, for refund of money paid for lumber 
yard license No. 100, deferred and published 
October 5, 1903, page 1186. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ord er therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodworth, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay 
to Howard & Hendriakson the sum of one 
hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of claim for refund of money paid for 
lumber yard license No. 100 on November 12, 
1897, and charge same to the Finance Com- 



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rnittee Fund, Appropriation Ordinance 1903, 
Official Record March 5, 1903, page 2460. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tiod of the City Collector attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion -of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for injuries re- 
ceived while employed in the intercepting 
sewers, deferred and published October 5, 
1903, page 1187. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullertoo, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Bellfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Conneil, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amounts set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of accidents to the said persons, 
respectively, while at work on the intercept- 
ing sewers, as per waivers attached and in 
accordance with his recommendations at- 
tached, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the appropriation for inter- 
cepting sew«rs: 

Joseph Lasskis $11 00 

Thomas O'Grady 6 50 

Thomas Dunlevey 1 00 

John Nolan 36 00 

Ch fist Jensen 1 00 

Michael McNamara 35 75 

Martin Hansen 1 40 

Miohael Sullivan 1 00 

Jarry Callaghan 16 50 

Richard Martin 100 



William F. Glover 25 00 

James Hickey 58 50 

Peter Volante 22 00 

Michael Durkin , 1 00 

Peter Keenan. 22 00 

Wm. McDonald 1 00 

A. J. O'Conneil 20 00 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the bills of Tobey Furniture Co., 
deferred and published October 5, 1903, page 
1187. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas —Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Conneil, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, \ Woodward, Hunter, 
Raee— 63. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to the 
Tobey Furniture Company the sum of thirty- 
four and seventy -five one-hundredths (134.75) 
dollars; same being for furniture delivered to 
the city as per bills attached hereto, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriation bill 1903, official record March 
5th, 1903, page 2460. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Hunter, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
License on five ordinances granting permis- 
sion to the several elevated railroad compa- 
nies to place signs and billboards on their 
platforms, deferred and published July 20, 
1903, page 972. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinances 

Aid. Race preiented the following order 



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and moved.to substitute it for the ordinances 
under consideration : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works proceed at once, in accordance with 
Council Order of September 29th, 1902, page 
1108 Council Proceedings, passed under 
opinion of ex-Corporation Counsel Walker, 
rendered September 29th, 1902, page 1136 
Council Proceedings, to remove all bill 
boards, advertising signs and such other ob- 
structions as are now placed illegally on the 
stations, platf®rms and railings of the elevated 
companies, wherever such stations, platforms 
br railings are located on the street or public 
property. 

Aid. Hunter moved to table Aid. Race's 
substitute. 

The motion to table was lost by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas— Ailing, Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, 
Dailey, Rooney, Mavor, Cullerton, Cerveny, 
Zimmer, Brennan, Finn, Dougherty, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Wendling, Bradley, O'Con- 
nell,Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter— 21. 

Nays— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Sloan, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, 
Fick, Preib, Sindelar, Moertel, Maypole, 
Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Moran, Minwegen, 
Palmer, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno,Schmidt, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leaehmau, 
Larson, Burns, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Race — 40. 

Aid. Race moved to substitute his order for 
the ordinances under consideration. 

The motion prevailed. 
Aid. Race moved the passage of the sub- 
stitute order. 
The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dever, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D., on a recommendation, 
estimate and ordinance for cement sidewalk 
on a system of streets as follows: South side 
of West 14th street, from South 40th avenue 
to Independence square, etc., deferred and 
published September 28, 1903, page 1117. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the report, 
pass the ordinance and approve the estimate 
therewith. 

The motion prevailed, the ordinance was 



passed and the estimate therewith .approved 
by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas-Couffhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

^ys—Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dever, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D., on an ordinance in favor 
of the West Side Brewing Company for a 
team scale, deferred and published October 
5, 1903, page 1188. 

Aid. Dever moved to amend the ordinance 
as follows: 

Amend an ordinance published on page 
1188 of Council Proceedings for the year 1903 
by adding after the last word of Section 2 
the following: "Said West Side Brewing 
Company shall keep and maintain that part 
of said Paulina street adjacent to and about 
said scales in good repair and condition at 
said company's expense." 
The amendment was adopted. 
Aid. Dever moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas -Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larson, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley Burns, ; Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 



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Bihl, Johbson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race.— 63. 

Nays - Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. Permission and authority are 
hereby given to The West Side Brewing Com- 
pany, 405 North Paulina street, to construct 
and maintain for a period of ten (10) years a 
wagon scale in front of No. 405 North Pau- 
lina street. 

Section 2. Said scale shall be located and 
constructed under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said City of Chicago, and said West 
Side Brewing Company shall keep and main- 
tain same in good condition and repair, satis- 
factory to the said Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said company shall enter into a 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000), with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned to indemnify and save harmless said 
city from all loss, damage and expense which 
may in any manner arise or grow out of the 
construction and maintenance of said scale, 
and said scale shall be so constructed that 
it shall not impede or obstruct traffic in any 
way. Said West Side Brewing Company 
shall keep and maintain that part of said 
Paulina street adjacent to and about said 
scales in good repair and condition at said 
company's expense. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval, provided the said Wsst Side Brewing 
Company shall file their written acceptance 
hereof, and the said bond, with the City of 
Chicago, within thirty days from and after 
the passage and approval hereof. 

Section 4. The rights and privileges here- 
in granted may be revoked at any time by 
order of the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dever, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, W. D., on an ordinance establish- 
ing roadway and sidewalks on West Ran- 
dolph street, from South 40th to South 48th 
avenues, deferred and published October 5* 
1903, page 1188. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordi oance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, May- 
pole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, 
Finn, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehemann, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Larsen, Carey, Wendling, Brad- 
ley, Burns, O'Connell, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

Nays— Conion, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Estabtishing location and widths of road- 
ways, and location of sidewalks on West 
Randolph street, from South 40th avenue 
to South 48th avenue. 

■ Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicaqo: 

Section 1. Roadways are hereby estab- 
lished as follows : On the north side of West 
Randolph street, from the west curb line of 
South 40th avenue to the west curb line of 
South 41st avenue, roadway 20 feet in width, 
the center line of which shall be 24 feet 
south of and parallel with the north line of 
the street between said points; on the north 
side of West Randolph street, from the west 
curb line of South 41st avenue to the east 
curb line of South 48th avenue, roadway 26 
feet in width, the center line of which shall 
be 37 feet south of and parallel with the north 
line of the street between said points; on the 



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south side of West Randolph street, from the 
west curb line of South 40th avenue to the 
west curb line of South 41st avenue, roadway 
26 feet in width, the center line of which shall 
be 37 feet north of, and parallel with, the 
south line of the street between said points ; 
on the south side of West Randolph street, 
from the west curb line of South 41st avenue 
to the east curb line of South 48tn avenue, 
roadway 26 feet in width, the center line of 
which shall be 123 feet south of, and parallel 
with the north line of the street between 
said points. 

Section 2. The lines of the sidewalks on 
West Randolph street, from the west curb 
line of South 40th avenue to the east curb 
line of South 48th avenue are hereby estab- 
lished at 5 feet from the property lines. 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage. 

Section 4. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby 
repealed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, October 19, 1903, at 7:30 o'clock 
P.M. 



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GUIDE TO COUNCIL MATTERS 



Communications from the Mayor, Comptroller, 
Corporation Counsel, City Clerk, Commissioner of 
Public Works and all other city officers, depart- 
ments and branches of the city government will be 
found on pages , 1198 to 121 * 



Both inclusive. 



Special Assessment Improvement and Eepeal- 
ing Ordinances, submitted by the Board of Local 
Improvements; also all matters presented by the 
Aldermen, arranged as to ward numbers, begin- 
ing with the 1st Ward, will be found on pages... 1219 to 1237 



Both inclusive. 



Reports of the various committees to the Coun- 
cil will be found on pages 1237 to 1246 



Both inclusive. 



Unfinished business of former meetings pend- 
ing before the Council and disposed of at this 
meeting will be found on pages 1246 to : 



Both inclusive. 



JOKf F. HIGGIN9 PHINT 



October 19, 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, October 19, 1903. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 23, 1903. 



Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moyni- 
han, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, 
Cullerton,Cerveny, Zimmer, Friestedt, Scully, 
Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 
Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, 
Leachmau, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wend- 
ling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butter- 
worth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, 
Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter and Race. 

Absent— Aid. Harkin, Jozwiakowski and 
Kuester. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. -Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held October 12, 1903, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 
His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction for 
the week ending October 17, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
Ocower 17, 1903. \ 

To the Honor 'apk y the City (]ouv,c\l\ , , r 

Gentlei^e? — i trars'vit herewith, wHlioui, 



October 19, 



1259 



1903 



recommendation, but for your consideration, 
a letter of October 13, 1903, from the Presi- 
dent of the Building Managers' Association 
of Chicago, presenting the request of the 
Board of Directors of said association, that I 
instruct the Prosecuting Attorney to suspend 
action for a few days against owners and 
agents of buildings because of failure to com- 
ply with Sections 200 and 20 1 of the building 
ordinances requiring the enclosure of elevator 
shafts in non-fireproof buildings, with solid 
brick walls, until a reasonable opportunity 
has been given said association to confer 
with the Council, Building Department and 
the Electrical Department, as to the wisdom 
of changing said provision of the building 
ordinances. 

I have had an order prepared directing the 
Commissioner of Buildings to suspend the 
enforcement of said sections, so far as the 
same prescribe the enclosure of elevator 
shafts with solid brick walls, in non-fireproof 
buildings, pending investigation of the same 
by your Honorable Body, and transmit said 
order herewith for your consideration and 
action. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Building Managers' Association i 

oe Chicago. > 

Chicago, October 13, 1903. ) 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, City Hall, Chicago: 

Dear Sir— At the request of the board of 
directors of this association I ask that you 
instruct the Prosecuting Attorney of the city 
to suspend action for a few days against 
owners and agents of buildings because of 
failure to comply with Sections 200 and 201 
of the building ordinances. 

Until very lately these ordinances, which 
prescribe the enclosure of elevator shafts 
with solid brick -walls or otherwise, have not 
heretofore been enforced. We think it a 
good sign that the Building Commissioner is 
now making an effort to enforce the ordi- 
nances as they stand, and we would not ob- 
struct him. Also we are ready to do in every 
building all that we ought to do to protect 
liic. Y.^t <<>i.i|>l\intr with these and other 
provisions ir -ho' present ordinances would 



protect life but little in some cases, none at 
all in others and be worse than nothing in 
other cases. Such at least is our opinion. 
On the other hand, to comply fully with the 
ordinances would be so futile or so expensive 
or so conflicting with tenants' rights or so in- 
convenient for all concerned as in one way or 
another to be a great hardship. 

We have discussed this matter with various 
Aldermen, including Mr. Mavor, who has 
given so much attention to these building 
ordinances, and they approve and will co- 
operate in our plan, which is as follows: 

A conference has been arranged to be held 
this week, if practicable, to which the Coun- 
cil, the Building Department, the Fire De- 
partment and the Department of Electricity 
will be invited to send representatives to 
meet our committee for the discussion of this 
question and of the wisdom of other changes 
in the building ordinances. If we are right, 
the ordinance should be made clear or 
changed; if wrong, we want to know it. 

In any case we expect to be satisfied with 
the result of this conference, for we desire to 
co-operate with the city in all meritorious 
improvements and reasonable regulation. 
Meanwhile it seems only right to ask that 
prosecutions be stayed until a fair oppor- 
tunity is afforded to see what ought to be 
done. 

Trusting this request will receive your 
favorable consideration, I remain, 

Respectfully yours, 

Thomas A. Hall, 

President. 



Aid. Jackson moved that the communica- 
tion of His Honor, the Mayor, be referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary and that the or- 
der submitted be passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby ordered and directed 
to suspend the enforcement of Sections 200 
and 201 of the building ordinances, so far as 
the same prescribe the enclosure of elevator 
shafts in non-fireproof buildings, with solid 
brick walls, pending investigation by the City 
Council and until further ordered. 



October 19, 



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ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 

Chicago, October 19, 1903. f 

To the Honor able, J7ie City Council : 

Gentlemex — I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from Mr. Bertram Winst©n, re- 
garding the placing of automatic hatch doors 
in elevator shafts in buildings for which his 
firm is the agent, and would suggest its 
reference, unpublished, to your Committee 
on Judiciary. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary.. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, [ 
October 19, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg leave to transmit here- 
with an amendment to the building ordinance, 
providing that the proscenium wall in all 
buildings of Classes IV. and V. shall be 
either a brick wall of same thickness as that 
called for on the outside walls, or a wall of 
any other material or materials of equal 
strength and stability and resistance to fire. 
I am advised by the Building Commissioner 
that the proscenium walls in a large majority 
of the theaters of this city are of the latter 
material, and that the original provision of 
the building ordinance, referring to pro- 
scenium walls, is now obsolete. 

Respec fully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department of Buildings, ) 
Chicago, October 17th, 1903. j 

Hon. Carter H Harrison, Mayor, City of Chi- 
cago : 

Dear Sir — I herewith submit for your 
approval an amendment to Section 181 of the 
building ordinance. My reasons for submit- 
ting said amendment are that the courts have 
ruled in a case governed by Section 201 which 



reads "brick or tile" that structures of steel 
studs and metal lath covered with cement 
plaster are fire proof, and to all intents and 
purposes equal to "brick or tile" for the 
purposes required by said Section 201. I 
submit the same law would apply to Section 
181. Another reason for amending said sec- 
tion is at the time Section 181 became part of 
the building ordinances, "steel studs and 
metal lath" as a fire proof material was only 
an experiment, whereas at ihis time it ranks 
with a brick wall as a protection against fire. 
Furthermore the last paragraph of Section 
1 of the tenement house ordinance provides 
for "solid masonry" or other materials of 
"equal strength or stability." 

Very respectfully, 

George Williams, 
(Jotnmissioxer of Buildings. 

Aid. Young moved the passage of the or- 
dinance submitted by His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 181 of the build- 
ing ordinance passed March 28, 1898, and 
printed on page 2060 of the Council Proceed- 
ings for the years 1897 and 1898, be and the 
same is amended so as to read: 

"Sec. 181. All doors in buildings of 
Classes IV. and V. shall open outward. 

"In buildings of Classes IV. and V. there 
shall be a solid brick wall of the same 
thickness as that called for on the outside 



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walls, or a wall of any other material or 
materials of equal strength and stability 
and resistance to Are, between the audi- 
torium and stage; and in non-fireproof 
buildings this wall shall extend to a height 
of six feet above the roof. The maiu cur- 
tain opening shall have an iron or asbestos 
curtain, and all other openings in this wall 
shall have iron doors." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

force from and after its passage and due 

publication. 

In connection with the foregoing com- 
munication of His Honor the Mayor Aid. 
Novak presented the following resolution : 

Whereas, It has been publicly charged 
through the press, and commonly rumored, 
that some serious violations of the building 
ordinance had been permitted during the con- 
struction of some of the down-town theatres; 
and 

Whereas, It is commonly known that all 
of the theatres do not conform with the 
building ordinance as to the safety of the 
public in case of emergency; therefore, be it 

Eesolved, That His Honor, the Mayor, ap- 
point a Special Committee, consisting of 
three Aldermen, City Engineer and the Com- 
missioner of Buildings, to amend the build- 
ing ordinance, with reference to the construc- 
tion of theatres, so as to better protect life, 
and report to this Council within three weeks. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 
October 19, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen-I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Commissioner of Build- 
in^ requesting the repeal of an order passed 
by'your Honorable Body at its meeting Octo- 
ber 5 1903, directing the Commissioner of 
Buildings to issue* permit to J. Wleklinski 
55 Marion place, to complete the erection of 
building now under construction. The re- 
pealing order is transmitted herewith. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



Department of Buildings, 
Chicago, October 19th, 1903. 



Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor, City of 
Chicago : 
Dear Sir— I herewith submit for your ap- 
proval a draft of an order repealing an order 
passed October 5th, 1903, directing the Com- 
missioner of Buildings to issue permit to 
J. Wleklinski, 55 Marion place, to complete 
the erection of building now under con- 
struction. 

My reasons for requesting the repeal of 
this order are the said building is a rank 
violation of the ordinance and an eyesore to 
the neighborhood. A permit was issued for 
same by this department, as per Council 
order, the Deputy Commissioner being in- 
formed your Honor had signed the order. 
On learning the contrary the permit was 
revoked. 

Respectfully, 

George Williams, 
Commissioner of Buildings. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
order submitted by His Honor, the Mayor 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the order passed October 5, 
1903, and printed on page 1148 of the current 
Council Proceedings, and reading as follows: 

"Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to issue 
permit to A. J. Wleklinski, of 55 Marion 
place, to complete the erection of building 
now under construction," be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ( 
October 19, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— Iu conformity with a resolu- 
tion adopted by your Honorable Body at its 
last regular meeting authorizing the Mayor 
to name fifteen citizeus to act as delegates to 
the convention of the Mississippi River Im- 
provement and Levee Association, to be held 
in New Orleans on the 27th of October, 1903, 
I hereby name the following gentlemen: 
Rollin B. Organ, John T. Connery, Spencer 






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Ward, Leo Mrazek, Paul O. Stensland, Wm. 
J. Carney, Oscar F. Mayer, Henry M. Shabad, 
Edgar L. Masters, A. J. Kwasigrooch, Philip 
Henne, John G. Garibaldi, Ole A. Thorp, 
Wm. J. English and John A. Lynch. 
Respectfully, 
Carter H. Harrison • 
Mayor. 
Which was placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 
October 19, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith a com- 
munication from the Superintendent of St, 
Luke's Hospital, asking a rebate of 1423.75, 
water rates against the property, 1423 to 1429 
Michigan avenue, on the groand that it is in 
away a part of St. Luke's ^Hospital, and 
would suggest its reference 'to your Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 19, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith to your 
Honorable Body a communication from the 
Commissioner of Public Works, regarding 
the charge by the Bureau of Maps for fur- 
nishing descriptions of property, and would 
suggest its reference to a proper Committee. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



St. Luke's Hospital, | 
Chicago, October 15, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— May I ask on behalf of St. 
Luke's Hospital any assistance which you 
may consistently give us in the matter of a 
charge by t e Water Department against the 
property at 1423 to 1429 Michigan avenue, 
amounting to $423.75. This property is in a 
way a part of the hospital. 

The City Council has favored us in the 
past by passing an order remitting the charge 
and we trust the present Council will deem it 
proper to extend us this favor again. 

For many years past the hospital has done 
more or less work in connection with the 
care of patients taken up by the city ambu- 
lances. It was formerly the custom to render 
a bill to the city, but since 1899 we have asked 
no compensation, nor do we intend to do so. 
Very truly yours, 

Louis R. Curtis, 

Superintendent. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 



Department of Public Works-, \ 
Chicago, October 16, 1903. j 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sib— la reply to the enclosed postal 
card, complaining of a charge for furnishing 
description to property, I beg to state that it 
is the rule of the department where a citizen 
is not familiar with the atlases in the Bureau 
of Maps and one of the clerks is compelled to 
look up the description for him that a charge 
of twenty-five cents be made. A receipt for 
the payment of such charge is given on a 
blank supplied by the Comptroller's Office, 
and reports of these transactions are sent 
daily to both the City Comptroller and the 
City Collector, thereby keeping a double 
check on the u after. The public is allowed 
the use of the city atlases free of cost, when 
competent to look up legal descriptions. The 
annual revenue derived from this system of 
charging is about $900. There is no ordinance 
or council order, that I am aware of, whereby 
the department is ordered to exact the fee 
charged. It has been a custom in the Bureau 
of Maps for years, and when the matter was 
taken up sometime ago it was decided to con- 
tinue the system. Personally I would suggest 
that this system be abolished as the revenue 
is very small and in view of the fact that quite 
a number of people think they are being im- 
posed upon when they are charged twenty- 
five cents where the next person is able to 
come in and look at the atlases and get de- 
scriptions without any cost, 
Yours truly, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 

p. S. Blanks upon which reports are made, 
enclosed. 



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Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The following veto messages: 

Mayor's Office, i 

October 19, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last regular meeti g direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Buildings to issue 
a permit to M. J. Kelley to enclose a small 
space of 112 square feet between two wooden 
buildings at 801 West 22d street. I would 
suggest a reconsideration of the vote by 
which the order was passed and its re'ference 
to your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ) 

October 19, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council'. 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without my 
approval, an order passed by your Honorable 
Body at its last regular meeting directing 
the Commissioner of Buildings to issue a 
permit to Hofman Bros, to repair buildings 
at southwest corner of Cornell and Fry 
streets. I would suggest a reconsideration 
of the vote by which the order was passed, 
and its reference to your Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office. I 

October 19, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting 
directing the Commissioner of Buildings to 
issue a permit to M. Gousin to repair shed in 
rear of 451 South Halsted street. I would 
suggest a reconsideration of the vote by 



! which the order was passed, and its reference 
to your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Mayor's Office, ) 
October 19, 1903. j" 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Buildings to issue a 
permit to William J Scowen Building Com- 
pany to ere<*t a shelter shed at 496 and 498 
South Sangamon street. I would suggest a 
reconsideration of the vote by which the or- 
der was passed and its reference to your Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Division. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the orders referred to in the veto 
messages of His Honor, the Mayor, were 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the orders be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 19, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Buildings to issue a 
permit to A. Raczkowski to erect a two-story 
frame house on Muskegon avenue. I would 
suggest a reconsideration of the vote by which 
the order was passed, and its reference to 
your Committee on Streets and Alleys South 
Division. 

Respect fully. 

Carter H. HARRISON, 
Mayor, 



October 19, 



1264 



1903 



Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 

October 19, 1903. [ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an ordinance passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting 
granting authority to F. A. Hardy to con- 
struct and maintain in sidewalk in front of No. 
233-5-7 Randolph street an iron door and 
coal hole with iron cover, for the reason that 
the ordinance, which is improperly drawn, 
contains no clause defining the period of 
duration of the privileges; there is no pro- 
vision made for removal of the door at the 
expiration of the grant,' nor for restoring 
sidewalk, and there is no provision for an 
adequate bond. 

I have had an ordinance prepared and re- 
spectfully request that it be passed to take 
the place of the ordinance vetoed, without 
the usual reference to a Committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the ordinance under considera- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 



The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas- Coughlm, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 
Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to F. A. 
Hardy, his successors and assigns, to con- 
struct and maintain a coal hole with iron 
cover, two (2) feet four (4) inches by two (2) 
feet four (4) inches in area, and an iron door 
measuring six (6). eet by five (5) feet, in the 
sidewalk at Nos. 233, 2;~5 and 237 Randolph 
street to be constructed according to plans 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, a copy of 
which said plans shall be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and said iron door shall be constructed in a 
safe and workmanlike manner under the 
supervision and t® the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinauce, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or 
assigns, shall restore said portiou of 
the sidewalk at the place where said 



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iron door is located to a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works at his or their own expense, and with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein given ; 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form, all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee, his successors and assigns, 
shall at all times keep the sidewalk in which 
such iron door is located in a condition satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the filing of the acceptance in writ- 
ing of this ordinance by said grantee and I he 
Qling of the bond herein provided for. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 19, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I- return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last regular meeting, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
construct a crosswalk at North 43d and Ful- 
lerton avenues. I would suggest a reconsid- 
eration of the vote by which the order was 
passed, and its repassage with the following 
amendment: 

Amend said order by adding at the end 
thereof the words, "to be paid for out of 
ward appropriation of the Twenty-seventh 
Ward." 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Maijor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 

was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
construct a cross walk running northerly and 
one running easterly across the intersection 
of North 43d and Fullerton avenues, to be 
paid for out of the ward appropriation of the 
27tb Ward. 






The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ( 
October L9, L903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— 1 herewith return without 
my approval an order passed by your Honor- 



October 19, 



1266 



1903 



able Body at its last regular meeting, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works t® 
place a patrol wagon at the Cragin Police 
station, for the reason that this order should 
have been directed to the Superintendent of 
Police, instead of the Commissioner of Pub 
lie Works. I would suggest a reconsidera- 
tion of the vote by which the order was 
passed, and its repassage with the following 
amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the words 
"Commissioner of Public Works," and sub- 
stituting in place thereof the words "Super- 
intendent of Police." 



Respectfully, 

Carter H. 



Harrison, 

Mayor 



Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 



the vote by which the order was passed and 
its repassage with the following amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the words 
"Commissioner of Public Works be and he 
is hereby directed to lay sewer stubs," and 
substitute in place thereof the words "Board 
of Local Improvements be and they are 
hereby directed to prepare an estimate and 
ordinance to lay six-inch drains. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of Police 
be and he is hereby directed to place a patrol 
wagon at the Cragin Police Station, Thirty- 
seventh Precinct I there being no wagon 
within three miles of that point). 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, | 

October 19th, 1903 J 

To the Honorable, the City Couitcll: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
lay sewer stubs in Elston avenue, from West 
Montrose avenue to Maple avenue, for the 
reason that the Commissioner of Public 
Works has no funds for doing work of this 
kind. I would suggest a reconsideration of 



Department of Public Works, | 

Bureau of Sewers, > 

Chicago, October 17, 1903. ) 

Hon. Carnr H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir— An order introduced by Aid. 
Leachman of the Twenty-seventh Ward 
should be amended to read "Board of Local 
Improvements for estimate and ordinance to 
lay six inch drains in Elston avenue from 
West Montrose avenue to Maple avenue" 
instead of "Commissioner of Public Works 
to lay sewer stubs in said street," as we have 
no funds for doing work of this kind. 

Yours respectfully, 

W. E. Quinn, 
Superintendent Bureau of Sewers. 

Aid. Leachman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Leachman moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Leachman moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed* 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Imple- 
ments be and they are hereby directed to pre- 
pare an estimate and ordinance to lay 6 inch 
drains in Elston avenue, from West Mont- 
rose avenue to Maple avenue. 



October 19. 



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ALSO 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 
October 19, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, "with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body at its last 
regular meeting, granting permission 
and authority to the West Side Brew- 
ing Company to construct and maintain a 
wagon scale in the street in front of premises 
No. 405 North Paulina street, for the reason 
that the ordinance ought to provide for the 
keeping and maintaining of the scale and 
portion of the street surrounding it in good 
condition and repair, "safe for public travel" ; 
ought to contain a provision for the mainte- 
nance of the band and for the removal of the 
scale on the termination of the privilege and 
the restoration of the street at the -expense of 
the grantee. 

I have had prepared amendments which 
embody the suggestions I have made and re- 
spectfully recommend that the vote by which 
said ordinance was passed be reconsidered 
and that it be repassed with these amend- 
ments. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Amendments to ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the West Side Brew 
ing Company to maintain a wagon scale in 
front of premises number 405 North Paulina 
street. 

Amend said ordinance by inserting in the 
sixth line of Section 2 of the ordi- 
nance as printed on page 1255 of the 
Council Proceedings of October 12, 1903, 
after the word u same" the words "and 
the portion of the street surrounding 
said scale." Insert after the word "repair," 
in the same line thereof the words "safe for 
public travel." Insert after the word "scale" 
in the fifteenth line of Section 2, the word s 
"or from or by reason of any act or thing 
done under or by authority of the permission 
herein given, and conditioned further to ob- 
serve and perform, all and singular, the con- 
ditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Thesaid bond and the liabilities thereunder 



shall be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in force, then the privileges and authority 
herein granted shall thereupon cease." 

Between Sections 2 and 3, insert the follow- 
ing section, which shall be Section 3: 

"Section 3. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the said West Side Brew- 
ing Company shall forthwith remove said 
scale and its appurtenances, aod restore said 
street to its proper condition to the satisfac- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
so that the portion of said street where said 
scale has been located shall be -put in the 
same condition as the remaining portion of 
said street in the same block." 

Aid. Conlon moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Conlon moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Conlon moved the passage of the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughliu. Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny. Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Devcr, Sitts, Powers, Morau, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Suliivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
manu, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— G5. 

iVa,ys — Conlon , B ren nan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. Permission and authority are 

hereby given to The West Side Brewing Com- 



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pany, 405 North Paulina strerft, to construct 
and maintain for a period of ten (10) years a 
wagon scale in front of No. 405 North Pau- 
lina street. 

Section 2. Said scale shall be located and 
constructed under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said City of Chicago, and said West 
Side Brewing Company shall keep and main- 
tain same and the portion of the street sur- 
rounding said scale in good condition and 
repair, safe for public travel, satis- 
factory to the said Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said company shall enter into a 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000) . with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned to indemnify and save harmless said 
city from all loss, damage and expense which 
may in any manner arise or grow out of the 
construction and maintenance of said scale, 
or from or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given, and conditioned- further to 
observe and perform, all and singular, the 
conditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
The said bond and the liabilities thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in force, then the privileges and authority 
herein granted shall thereupon cease; 
and said scale shall be so constructed that 
it shall not impede or obstruct traffic in any 
way. Said West Side Brewing Company 
shall keep and maintain that, part of said 
Paulina street adjacent to and about said 
scales in good repair and condition at said 
company's expense. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted the said West Side Brewing 
Company shall forthwith remove said scale 
and its appurtenances, and restore said street 
to its proper condition to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works, so that 
the portion of said street where said scale 



has been loeated shall be put in the same 
condition as the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval, provided the said West Side Brewing 
Company shall file their written acceptance 
hereof, and the said bond, with the City of 
Chicago, within thirty days from and after 
the passage and approval hereof. 

Section 5. The rights and privileges here- 
in granted may be revoked at any time by 
order of the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

The City Comptroller submitted the fol- 
lowing communication : 

Department oe Finance, j 
Chicago, October 13, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and Aldermen 
in City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — You are respectfully re- 
quested to repeal an ordinance passed Novem- 
ber 4, 1901, Council Proceedings 1246, grant- 
ing to T.W.Barrett permit t> lay switch 
track. Mr. Barrett says he did not know 
this ordinance was passed; that he never 
accepted it and did not file the required bond, 
and refuses to pay the compensation therein 
fixed. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 

Comptroller. 

Which was referred to the Corporation 
Counsel with instructions to prepare a proper 
repealing ordinance. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication : 



Office of the 
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19, 1903. ) 



To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— In compliance with an order 
of your Honorable Body 1 had the honor to 
transmit at your last meetiug a form of ordi- 
nance for the submission of the Mueller 
street railway law to popular vote at the next 
city election. It has occurred to me that the 



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ordinance would be stronger and better if the 
title of the act in question were repeated at 
length in the first section of the ordinance. 
I suggest that the ordinance under considera- 
tion be amended by striking out the words 
"said act,'' in line two of the section as 
printed on page 1315 of the Council Proceed- 
ings of October 12, 1903, and by inserting in 
lieu thereof the following: "An act entitled 
'an act to authorize cities to acquire, con- 
struct, own, operate and lease street railways 
and to provide the means therefor,' approved 
May 18, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, commonly 
known as the 'Mueller law.' " 

Yours respectfully, 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Whkh was placed on tile. 

The Clerk presented the bond of William 
A. Wieboldt under ordinance of July 20, 
1903, for vacating alley in Bauwan and 
Hoffman's Sub, which was 

Placed on file. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, [ 
Chicago, October 16, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 
Council : 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith reports 
on the construction o Sections G3, H and 
H2, intercepting sewers, for the months 
ending July 31, August 31 and September 
30, 1903, respectively, showing total expendi 
tures, together with statement of work 
done. 

Very respectfully, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



July 31, 1903, and total expenditures to same 
date, together with statement of work done. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. S. MacHarg, 

Consulting Engineer. 



Department of Public Works, 
Bureau of Sewers, 
Chicago, October 14, 1903. 

Mr. P. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Dear Sir— I transmit herewith reports of 
W. A. Shaw, Assistant Engineer in charge 
Of construction on Sections G3, H and H2, 
intercepting sewers, for the month ending 



Department of Public Works, | 

Bureau of Sewers, V 

Chicago, August 8, 1903. ) 

Mr. Wm. S. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir— Herewith please find report of 
work done and money expended on Sections 
G3 and H, intercepting sewers, up to and in- 
cluding July 31, 1903: 

Plant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to June 

30,1903 $40,802 45 

Tools for July, 1903 267 30 



Total. 



.$41,069 75 



Construction. 

Material and labor to June 30, 

19 03 $360,479 87 

Material for July, 1903 10,37r58 

Labor for July, 1903 14,483 67 



Total. 



.$385,343 12 



Recapitulation. 

Plant $41,069 75 

Construction 385,343 12 



Grand total. 



.S426.412 87 



On July 31, 1903, there was completed 
3347 feet of 14^- foot conduit; 4802 feet 13^- 
foot conduit; 341 feet of 13^-foot conduit; 
3008 feet of 1^-1'oot sewer; 5138 feet of 1-foot 
sewer; 9117 feet of tripLe-lap Wakefield 
sheeting; 76 manholes; SO house drains recon- 
nected ; two 2X-t*oot intersections ; one 4-foot 
intersection; two 4}-£-foo intersections; one 
6-foot intersection; four U.j'-foot slants; four 
1^-foot slants; 30 catch basins built and 
reconnected; 3:540 feet macadam street re- 
paved: 2036 feet new wood curb built; 4650 
feet stone curb reset; 6690 feet 10- fool park- 
way built; cement walks and aprons repaired 
from 51st street to 56th street on Cornell 
avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

\V. A. Shaw. 
Assistant Engineer, 



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Department of Public Works, 
Bureau of Sewers, 
Chicago, August 8, 1903. 

Mr. Wm. S. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer : 
Dear Sir— I hereby submit the following 
report of money expended and progress 
made on Section H2, intercepting sewers, for 
the month ending July 31, 1903: 
riant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to 

June 30, 1903... % 7,483 85 

Tools and machinery for July, 

1903 4 ^ 776 31 

Total $12,260 16 

Construction. 

Material and labor to June 30, 

1903 ..$62,396 43 

Material for July, 1903 9,374 78 

Labor for July, 1903 • 13 , 100 48 

Total $84,871 69 

Recapitulation. 



.$12,260 16 
. 84,871 69 



Plant 

Construction 

Grand total I 97,131 85 

On the evening of July 31, 1903, there was 
completed 2182 feet of conduit and 2367 feet 
of trench sheet piled; also temporary, cross- 
ing made for 70th street sewer. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. Shaw, 
Assistant Engineer. 



Department op Public Works, j 

Bureau of Sewers, > 

Chicago, September 8, 1903. J 

Mr. Wm. S. MacEarg, Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir— Herewith please find report of 
work done and money expended on Sections 
G3 and H, intercepting sewers, up to and 
including August 31, 1903. 



Tools, machinery 

July 31, 1903.... 

Tools for August. 



Plant. 

and labor to 



Department of Public Works, | 

Bureau of Sewers. V 

Chicago, October 14, 1903. ) 

Mr. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works: 

Dear Sir— I transmit herewith reports of 
W. A. Shaw, Assistant Engineer in charge 
of construction on Sections G3, H and H2, 
intercepting sewers, for the month ending 
August 31, 1903, and total expenditures to 
same date, together with statement o 
done. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. S. MacHarg, 

Consulting Engineer. 



Construction. 



$41,069 75 
14 70 

$41,084 45 



Material and labor to July 31, 1903 $ 385,343 12 

Material for August 7,189 88 

Labor for August 14,278 54 



work 



Recapitulation. 



$406,811 54 

$ 41,084 45 
406,811 54 



Plant 

Construction 

Grand total $447,895.99 

Completed work August 31, 1903, 3347 ft. 
ofl4^-ft. conduit; 4802 ft. of 13^-ft. con- 
duit; 1034 ft. of 13^-ft. conduit; 3008 ft. of 
1)£- ft. sewer; 5138 ft. of 1-ft. sewer; 9914 ft. 
of tripple-lap sheeting; 76 manholes; 80 
house drains reconnected; 2 2}£-ft. intersec- 
tions ;-l 4- ft. intersection ; 2 4^-ft. intersec- 
tions; 16- ft. intersection; 4 1^-ft. intersec- 
tion; 4 W- f t. intersections; 30 catch basins 
built and reconnected; 3340 ft. of macadam- 
ized street repaved; 2036 ft. of new wood 
curb built; 4650 ft. of stone curb reset; 6690 
ft. of 10- ft. parkway built; cement sidewalks 
and aprons repaired between 51st street and 
56th street, on Cornell avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W . A. Shaw, 
Assistant Engineer. 



Department of Public Works, ) 

Bureau of Sewers, > 

Chicago, September 12, 1903 ) 

Mr. Wm. S. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer: 
Dear Sir— I hereby submit the following 
report of money expended and progress made 
on Section H2, intercepting sewers, for the 
month ending August 31, 1903: 



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Plant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to 

July 31, 1903 $ 12,260 16 

Tools, machinery to August, 1903 30 67 

$ 12 290 83 
Construction . 

Material and labor to July 31, 

- 1903 ..$ 84,871 69 

Material for August 1,859,70 

Labor for August. 1,386 23 

$ 88,117 62 
Injuries. 

Claims settled to August 31, 
1903 $ 229 33 

Recapitulation. 

Plant. I 12,290 83 

Construction 88,117 62 

Injuries 229 33 

Grand total .$ 100,637 78 

On August 31, 1903, there was completed 
2,182 feet of conduit and 2,367 feet of trench 
sheet piled, temporary crossing made for 
70th street sewer and surplus earth remov d 
from 1,000 feet of street. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. Shaw, 

Assistant Engineer. 



Department of Public Works, | 

Bureau op Sewers. > 

Chicago, October 14, 1903. ) 

Mr. F. W. Jllocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works: 

Dear Sir — I transmit herewith reports of 
W. A. Shaw, Assistant Engineer in charge 
of construction oa Sections G3, H and H2, 
intercepting sewers, for the month ending 
September 30, 1903, and total expenditures to 
same date, together with statement of work 

done. 

Very respectfully, 

Wm. S. MacHarg, 
Consulting Engineer . 



Department of Public Works, ) 

Bureau of Sewers. > 

Chicago, October 5, 1903. ) 

Mr, Wm. 8. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir — Herewith please llnd report for 



work done and money expended on Sections 
G3 and H, intercepting sewers, up to and in- 
cluding September 30, 1«03. 

Plant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to 

August 31, 1903 $ 41,084 45 

Tools for September, 1^03 101 72 

Total . $ 41,186 17 

Construction. 

Material and labor to August 31, 

1903 % 406,811 54 

Material for September 9,927 00 

Labor for eptember, 1903 14,220 21 

Total % 430,958 75 

Recapitulation. 

Plant $ 41,186 17 

Construction 430,958 75 

Claims for injuries for September 94 75 

Grand total $472,239 67 

Completed work September 30,1903: 3347 ft. 
conduit; 4803 ft. 13>£-ft. conduit; 1789 ft. 
133^-ft. conduit; 3323 ft. ^-ft. sewer; 5138 ft. 
1-ft. sewer; 10653 ft. triple lap Wakefield 
sheeting; 76 manholes; 80 house drains re- 
connected; 2 2^-ft. intersections; 1 4-ft. 
intersection; 2 4>^-ft. intersections; 1 6-ft. 
intersection; 4 1^-ft. intersections; 4 1%-ft. 
intersections; 30 catch basins built and re- 
connected; 5040 ft. of macadam street 
repaved; 2036 ft. of new wood curb built; 
4650 ft. of stone curb reset; 6690 ft. of 10-ft. 
Parkway built; cement sidewalks and aprons 
repaired between 51st and 56th street and 
Cornell avenue. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. Shaw, 
Assista?it Engineer. 



Department of Public Works, J 

Bureau of Sewers. [- 

Chicago, October 5, 1903. ) 

Mr. W. S. MacHarg, Consulting Engineer: 

Dear Sir— I hereby submit the following 
report of money expended and progress made 
on Section H2, intercepting sewers, for the 
mouth ending September 30, 1903: 

Plant. 

Tools, machinery and labor to 

August 31 $ 12,290 S3 



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Tools and machinery to Septem- 
ber 30, 1903 4 58 

$ 12,295 41 
Count ruction,. 

Material and labor to August 31, 

1903 • 88,117 62 

Material for September 2,098 35 

Labor for September 1,489 48 

$ 91,705 45 

Injuries. 

Claims settled to August 31, 1903.$ 229 33 
Claims settled during September, 
1903...., 320 30 

Total claims to September 30, 
1903 $ 549 63 

Recapitulation. 

Plant $ 12,295 41. 

Construction 91,705 45 

Injuries 549 63 

Grand total $ 104,550 49 

On September 30, 1903, there was com- 
pleted 2,182 feet of conduit and 2,367 feet of 
trench sheet piled and surplus earth removed 
from 1,800 feet of street. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. A. Shaw, 

Assistant Engineer. 

Which was placed on file. 



ALSO, 

The following communication. 

Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, October *17, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and the City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — In accordance with your 
order of October 5, 1903, I submit herewith a 
report from the Superintendent of Water, 
showing the revenue derived from water 
pipe, etc., in Clark and other streets as per 
order herewith returned. 

Yours truly, 

P. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



Department op Public Works, 
Bureau op Water, 
Chicago, October 16, 1903. 

Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of Public 
Works: 

Dear Sir— In reply to yours of October 12, 
transmitting an order from the Council to 
have surveys made upon the street* enumer- 
ated below, I submit the following, in each 
case: 

North side of Clark street, from Granville 
avenue to a point 1300 feet northward, re- 
quired about 1300 feet of pipe, from which an 
annual revenue of $163.00, or 11 cents per 
foot is derived. 

Granville avenue, from Clark street to 
Southport avenue, required about 1251 feet 
of water pipe and produces an annual revenue 
of 1133.50, or 10 cents per foot, 

Ernst avenue, from Clark street to South- 
port avenue, required about 1300 feet of 
water pipe, the annual revenue from which is 
$36.50, or 2 10-26 cents per foot. 

Meadow Lane, from Granville avenue to a 
point 3)3 feet southward, required about 313 
feet of water pipe, and produces an annual 
revenue for water rates of $43.80, or 17 cents 
per foot. 

North Paulina street, from Granville ave- 
nue to a point 190 feet northward, and pro- 
duces au annual revenue for water rates of 
$6.00, or S% cents per foot. 

North Paulina street, from Thome avenue 
to a point 192 feet northward, required about 
192 feet of water pipe and does not furnish 
any revenue. 

Ridge avenue, from Grauville avenue to a 
point 500 feet southward, required about 500 
feet of water pipe and furnishes an annual 
revenue of $37.50, or 7% cents per foot. 

Respectfully submitted, 

H. O. Nourse, 

Superintendent of Water. 

Which was placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court October 10, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 



A raport and ordinance establishing the 



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grade of sundry streets in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois: 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was 
put upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertei, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston,,Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 



Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance in 
favor of McNeil & Higgins Company for a 
bulkhead or platform adjoining the west side 
of premises located at Nos. 17 to 29 Market 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of the 
Union League Club for decrease of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of J. H. 
Dwight, Treasurer, for rebate of special 
assessment, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Coughlin presented the following 
ordinance- 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
are hereby granted to Sam Stern, of the City 
of Chicago, for two openings in sidewalk 
which shall be 3 feet by 3 feet in front of 
premises known- as 3S7 South State street, ©f 
the City of Chicago. Said Sam Stern shall 
furn sh an indemnifying bond to the City of 
Chicago in the sum of five thousand 
(15,000.00) dollars. Said bond to be ap- 
proved by thj Mayor. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, dulv passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertei, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn,,- 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling,- 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 05. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Streaton Brothers to erect a V-shaped sign, to 
be 4x3 feet, in front ©f premises at 147 State 
street, Chicago, Illinois. Said sign to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be ami 
he is hereby directed to issuo a permit to 
E. D. Stair to erect two electric signs to be 
2x10 feet in front of premises at 22 Quincy 



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street, Chicago, 111. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Electrical Depart- 
ment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Which were, ®n motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order for side- 
walk on 16th street, from Dearborn street *to 
Clark street, on south side of street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Thomas B. Jeffery & Co. to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at 304 Wabash ave- 
nue; dimensions of said sign being 3x10 feet. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
M yor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Adolph Hesterlick to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 97 Dearborn street;' 
dimensions of said sign being 2x5 feet' Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to A. Waldron, No. 300 Clark 
street, to erect a V-shaped glass sign in front 
of said premises, dimension of said sign being 
5 feet high and 5 feet long. Said sign to be 
erected in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the department. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Joe Josh to erect a wooden 
enclosure around bootblack stand in alley 



north of Ceylon building. This permit to be 
revoked at any time by order of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Besolved, That the Mayor be and he is here- 
by requested to appoint a special committee 
of seven members of this Council to be called 
the Committee on State Legislation, whose 
duty it shall be to consider and report all 
changes in the laws of the State of Illinois 
concerning the City of Chicago and the 
County of Cook, or any municipal govern- 
ments within their limits; to originate and 
recommend to this Council such changes in 
the laws of Illinois as will lead to a more 
simple and efficient method of governing the 
City of Chicago, including recommendation- 
as to new charter provisions for said city JO 

Said committee shall further consider the 
effect on the City of Chicago of all legislation 
by any other municipal body within the limits 
of Cook County, which may be contemplated 
or may be pending before the General Assem- 
bly of Illinois. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank S. Irvin to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 182 31st street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permit hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue to Sigmund FreUnd a permit to main- 
tain three coal holes in front of Nos. 2911 
and 2913 Wentworth avenue, and to place in 
the sidewalk over said coal holes two iron 
doors about 30x40 •inches in size, on giving 
bond for $10,000 to save the city harmless 
from damages. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



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Aid. Dixon presented an ordinance in favor 
of S. Izenstark for an iron door in sidewalk 
at 3128 Wentworth avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 



THIRD WARP. 

Aid. Jackson presented the claims of Geo. 
B. Cruickshank, agent, for special assessment 
rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 

he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 

McGuire & Cobb (Warner Hotel) to erect an 

electric sign, 20x36 inches, in front of premises 

/ at southeast corner 33d and Cottage Grove 

■^nue. Said sign to be constructed and 
eiv ' ed in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Dailey presented an ordinance in favor 
of the Illinois Central Railroad Co. for a 
switch track upon and across Salt street, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, S. D. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the claim of the 
Calumet Malting Co. for decrease of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for a twelve-foot plank sidewalk 
on both sides of Archer avenue, from Lowe 
avenue to 23d place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Stuckart, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett. Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scullp, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a twelve-foot 
plank sidewalk on both sides of Archer 
avenue, from Lowe avenue to 23d place, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a twelve-foot plank side- 
i walk on both sides of Archer avenue, from 
Lowe avenue to 23d place," passed November 
20th, 1899, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed August 
20th, 1900, Warrant No. 25374, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Rooney and Sloan presented the fol- 
lowing orders: 

Ordnrd, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frank Hefl'ron 'o erect an electric sign in 
front of 1469 35th street. Said sign to be 
erected in accordance with all the rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department of 
the City of Chicago and said permit to be 



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subject to revocation at any time at the 
option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to Otto Raschke to erect an electric 
sign in front of 3600 Winchester avenue. 
Said sign to be erected in accordance with 
all the rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and said permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Rooney presented the following or- 
dinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

That Section 1125 of the Revised Code of 
the City of Chicago be amended to read, as 
follows: 

1125. (Contents Removed in Suitable 
Vehicles.) No part of the contents of any 
privy, vault, sink or cesspool (except sub- 
stances other than excrements insoluable in 
water), or any accumulation of any offensive 
fluid, liquid or semi-fluid substance or 
material, being in any excavation, cellar or 
place within the limits of the City of Chi- 
cago, shall be removed therefrom, nor shall 
the same be transported through any of the 
streets or avenues of said city, unless and 
except the same shall be removed and trans- 
ported by means of an air-tight circular iron 
wagon tank of a capacity not less than 60 
cubic feet and in such a manner as shall pre- 
vent entirely the escape of any noxious or 
offensive odors therefrom, and by a permit 
from the Department of Health. Any viola- 
tion of this section shall subject the offender 
to a penalty of not less than ten nor more 
than one hundred dollars. This amendment 
shall be in force and affect from and after- 
May 1, 1904. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Health Department. 

Aid. Rooney and Sloan presented the claim 
of Henry Korngiebel for injury to horse, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby directed and authorized to trans- 
fer the sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000) 
from account known as 42 Extra 5 (labor for 
construction) to account known as 42 T. T. 9 
(teaming) ; the sum of two thousand dollars 
($2,000) from account known as 42 T. T. 8 
(hydrant covers and rings for repairs and 
renewals), and one thousand dollars ($1,000) 
from account known as 42 Extra 10 (hydrant 
rings and covers for construction) to account 
known as 42 T. T. 11 (valve basin covers). 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to transfer 
from Appropriation 34pp cleaning sewers, 
the sum of $7,500 to the following accounts: 

34 ff repairing sewers, salaries . ...$3,500 03 
34 hh repairing catch basins, etc., 

salaries 2,500 00 

34 ii repairing catch basins, sup- 
plies 1,500 00 

in accordance with the request of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works attached hereto. 

Ordered. That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized to take such steps as 
may be necessary to have the bonds of the 
City of Chicago approved as investments in 
such of the states whose laws designate what 
bonds may be used as investments by savings 
banks and institutions. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of Cam. 
eron, Amberg & Co. for supplies, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Young presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electric an be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
G. R. McDonald to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 4701 Indiana avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



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J. A. King to hang an electric sign in front 
of premises at 363 East 43d street. Said sign 
to be constructed in accordance with rules 
and regulations of the Department of Elec- 
tricity. The authority granted under said 
permit to be revocable any time at the will of 
the Mayor. 

Whereas, On July 20th this Council 
passed two orders, published on page 999, 
reported by Committee on Streets and Alleys^ 
S. D., directing the Commissioner of Public 
Works to remove two bay windows, one 
erected by John Fornaciara at 154 La Salle 
street, and the other by H. M. & M. R. 
Marks at 86 Monroe street, both erected in 
violation of the law ; and 

Whereas, There has been no enforcement 
of said Council orders, and no removal of 
said b y windows; therefore 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he hereby is instructed to re- 
port to this Council at its nsxt meeting his 
reasons for not having enforced said Council 
orders of July 20th. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Young presented an order for paving 
with vitrified brick the north and south alley, 
from 48th street to 49th street, between For- 
estville and Vincennes avenues, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Young presented the claim of W. M. 
Hitchcock & Co. for injury to horse and 
damage to wagon and harness, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag macadam 49th street, from Michi- 
gan avenue to Calumet avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mavor, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows- 

Yea s — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Boil fuss, Anderson, 



Kuux, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Bacenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with brick 
the alleys from 43d street to 44th street and 
between Ellis avenue and Drexel boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Young, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Snow presented the following resolu- 
tion: 

Whereas, The cost of street improvements 
ana sidewalks in the City of Chicago has 
been gradually increasing for several years 
past until now it has arrived at a point that' 
is practically prohibitive; and 

Whereas, It has been publicly eh urged 
and is generally believed that such advance 
in cost is due to the existence of unlawful 
combinations of dealers in materials and of 
contractors for street improvements; there- 
fore, be it 

Resolved^ That the Mayor be and he is 
authorized and directed to appoint an iuvesti- 



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gating committee consisting of five (5) mem- 
bers of this Council to investigate and inquire 
into the said charges, such committee to have 
all the power and authority to that end which 
this Council may lawfully confer upon it; 
such committee, at the conclusion of its 
labors, to report back to this Council its 
findings of facts and such recommendations 
as may to the said Committee appear proper. 

Which was on motion duly adopted. 

In connection with the foregoing resolu- 
tion His Honor, the Mayor, appointed the 
following committee: 

Aid. Snow, Chairman. 
Aid. O'Connell. 
Aid. Dever. 
Aid. Finn. 
Aid. Sitts. 

Aid. Snow presented the following order: 

Whereas, A Special Committee of this 
Council is now conducting an investigation 
into the workings of various departments of 
the public service of Chicago; and 

Whereas, Said Committee in the course 
of its work has announced the discovery that 
the records of the Building Department have 
been badly kept in the past; and 

Whereas, The Health Committee of this 
Council on September 22, 1902, made a report 
as the result of a special investigation that 
outlined in detail the unbusinesslike methods 
and worse, that prevailed in the Building 
Department, setting forth the conditions 
which are now being re-discovered by said 
Special Committee; and 

Whereas, The said report of the Health 
Committee was placed on file by vote of the 
Council, possibly because a political cam- 
paign was on; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the said report of the Health 
Committee, as published on page 1094 of the 
Council Proceedings of 1902-3. be taken from 
the file and referred to the Special Committee 
charged with the consideration of charges 
affecting the integrity of city employes. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



EIGHTH WARD. 



Aid. Jones presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to any duly licensed plumber 
to tap the six (6) inch water main in Escanaba 
avenue, south of 101st street, and to run a 
one (1) inch iron pipe from there through 
Lots 13 and 34 of Block 15 of Notre Dame 
Add. and across Muskegon avenue, for the 
purpose of supplying Lots 14, 15, 16, 18 and 
20. Work to be done according to rules and 
subject to inspection of Department of Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
• der : 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and is hereby ordered and di- 
rected to proceed with the opening of a 
thoroughfare across the right of way of the 
Pittsburg and Fort Wayne, Lake Shore and 
Michigan Southern Railroad tracks, from 
Marquette avenue to Manistee avenue, so^ as 
to connect Anthony avenue and South Chi- 
cago avenue, between Blocks 48 and 49 and 
Blocks 73 and 74 of South Chiicago, a sub- 
division in Section 6, Township 37, Range 15, 
and the name of said street shall be Mar- 
quette avenue. 

Which was referred to the Board of Local 
Improvements. 



NINTH WARD. 

Ald.Fick and Preib presented the follow- 
ing order: 

Whereas, The 18th street bridge has been 
removed by the Drainage Trustees for the 
purpose of erecting a bascule bridge; and, 

Whereas, There is no other bridge be- 
tween the South Halsted street bridge and 
the 12th street bridge, a distance of two 
miles, whereby the people can cross the river 
to the South or West Sides; be it therefore 
Ordered, That the City of Chicago request 
the Drainage Trustees to erect a temporary 
foot passage and pontoon bridge, the same to 



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be operated and maintained by the City of 
Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Parenti to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 915 South Halsted street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion duly passed. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Novak presented the following order: 

Whereas, It has been publicly charged 
through the press and commonly rumored 
that serious violations of the building ordi- 
nance had been permitted during the con- 
struction of some of the down-town theatres ; 
and 

Whereas, It is commonly known that 
all the theatres do not conform with the 
building ordinance with respect to the height 
of floor above street level and proscenium 
walls; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That any further action against 
such violations be stayed until the Judiciary 
Committee reports an amended ordinance. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moertel presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Thomas Carroll to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 643 South Ash- 
land avenue. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the, Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 



able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. 
order: 



Cullerton presented the following 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings be and he is hereby directed to grant a 
permit to Anton Kasper to change the roof 
of his building at 731 West 18th place, 21 feet 
wide by 42 feet ionar, from a composition to a 
shingle roof. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. Dahl to erect an electric sign in front of 
premises at 1959 Madison street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Malcomb & Rogers to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 1495 West Madison 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lation of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfac ion of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Bastian & Smith to erect an electric sigu in 
front of premises at 1437 West Madison 
street, Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby gran ted -to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Martin Losby, No. L018 West Madison street, 
to place an electric sigu in front of said 



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premises; said sign to be erected in accord- 
ance with rules and regulations of the Elec- 
trical Department. This permit to be sub- 
ject to revocation at any time at the option of 
the Mayor. 
Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Scully presented an order for a cement 
sidewalk on both sides of Washtenaw ave- 
nue, from Harrison street to Flournoy street, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Scully presented an order for grading, 
curbing and paving Cicero court, from Jack- 
son boulevard to Van Buren street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Friestedt presented the claims of E. 
J. Wiswell, G. T. Thome and R. Cordova for 
special assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Friestedt presented the following 
ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on both 
sides of South Washtenaw avenue, from the 
south curb line of Harrison street to the 
north curb line of Polk street, be and is 
hereby established at the curb line. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance be 
and are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage and publica- 
tion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows - 

Yeas— Cougblin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett. Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 



Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 
Nays— Conlbn, Brennan— 2. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and paving with 
brick all the alleys between West Monroe 
street, Colorado avenue, South Albany ave- 
nue and South Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Friestedt, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon. Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the claim of Amelia Mitchell 
for rebate of special assessment, placed on 
file March 18, 1901, be taken from file and re- 
referred to the Finance Committee. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Anderson presented the following or- 
der: 

On/end, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
O. Thompson, No. S2'3 West Division street, 
to place an electric sign in front of said 



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premises, said sign to be erected in accord- 
ance with rules and regulations of Electrical 
Department. This permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Kunz presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Chicago Quartet Club 
to string a banner across the intersection of 
Milwaukee avenue and Ashland avenue for a 
period of thirty days, subject to all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public 
Works and to be revocable by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Dever presented the following 1 orders: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel 
be and is hereby directed to submit to the 
City Council, within two weeks, an opinion 
determining the following questions: 

(1) Are there any legal obstacles which 
could be used to prevent the submitting of a 
franchise ordinance to the voters, if the City 
Council should direct that such ordinance be 
submitted? 

(2) Could the Election Commissioners 
legally refuse to print such proposition on 
the ballot, or in other manner refuse to su 1 - 
mit such franchise ordinan e to the voters, 
if the City Council should decide in favor of 
said submission? 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Ole Stensland to connect 
water supply pipe with water main at No. 158 
YViliuot avenue. 

Which were, on inolion, duly passed. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the claim of Bartley 
McGinnis for services as a water meter tester, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Brennan presented the claim of P. G. 
Maguire for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. Randall to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 265 South Leavitt street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of tne Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. M. Powell to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 690 West Madison street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Stephen F. Ade to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 197 Ogden avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at anytime at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to Emil E. Pick to erect an electric 
sign in front of preiuisas at -177 Ogden ave- 
nue. Said sign to be constructed and elected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 



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of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. Said sign to 
start three (3) feet from the building line. 
The permission hereby granted to be revo- 
cable by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 
Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. Singer, No. 592 West Madison street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises, said sign to be erected in accordance 
with rules and regulations of Electrical De- 
partment. This permit to be subject to re 
vocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Patterson presented the claim of Seth 
C. Hapgood for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Minwegen presented an ordinance in 
favor of Chas. Berger to build a coal hole in 
front of 314 Wells street and moved its pas- 
sage : 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siudelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, CerVeny, Zimmer. Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Wil1iston,Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodworth, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nm/s— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



The following is the ordinance as passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the city 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and granted 
unto Charles Berger, his successors and as- 
signs to construct, maintain in the sidewalk 
in front of the premises Number 314 Wells 
street one iron coal hole, measuring 18 
inches in diameter and seven iron coal holes 
measuring 18 inches in front of the premises 
known as 230, 232 and 234 Oak street, the 
said coal holes and covers shall be constructed 
according to plans approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, a copy of which said plan shall be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and said holes and covers shall 
be constructed in a safe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and !o the sat- 
isfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein given shall cease and determine ten 
^10) years from and after the passage of this 
ordinance or at any time prior at the discre- 
tion of the Mayor. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted the said coal holes and covers 
herein authorized shall be removed by said 
grantee, his succrssors or assigns, unless this 
ordinance shall be renewed, and if so re- 
moved said sidewalks shall be restored to a 
good condition, satisfactorily to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, at the sole expense 
of the grantee herein, his successors or as- 
signs, and without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to said City of Chicago. 

Section 4. No work shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall have been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, and 
no permit shall issue until grantee herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten 



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thousand (110,000) dollars, with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the said 
City of Chicago from any and all liability, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by the said City of 
Chicago or which it may be put to or which 
may accrue agaiost, be charged to or re- I 
covered from said city from or by rea- 
son of the passage of this ordinance, 
or from or by reason of any act or 
any thing done under or by authority of the 
permission herein given, and conditioned 
further to observe and perform all and sin- 
gular the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance; said bond and the liability of the 
surety thereunder shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges and authority herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. • - 

Section 5. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the grantee herein, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the surface of 
the said sidewalks surrounding said coal 
holes in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in for e from and after its pas- 
sage and upon the filing of the acceptance in 
writing of this ordinance by said grantee and 
the filincr of the bond herein provided for. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed by 
the City Council of the City of Chicago at 
the regular meeting of March 23, 1903, creat- 
ing a department for the inspection of steam 
boilers and steam plants, and printed at 
pages 2819 to 2827, Inclusive, of the Council 
Proceedings of L902 8, be and the same is 
amended us follows: 



Amend said ordinance by inserting in Sec- 
tion 15, line 29 thereof, after the word 
''installed" the words "The fees for the 
inspection of steam boilers and other appar- 
atus above provided for shall be double the 
respective amounts above specified when an 
inspection is made on Sunday or any legal 
holiday at the request of the person, firm or 
corporation owning or operating said steam 
boilers or other aparatus. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, JoneS) 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidrnmn, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to Gus 
Ozello & Co. to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 32 Wells street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission here- 
by granted to be revocable by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the claim of G. 
H. Bauer for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Hoard of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 



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for plastering curb walls, curbing grading 
and macadamizing Pine street, from Ohio 
street to Michigan street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance -was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows* 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow. Bennett, Jones 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. <* 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order for asphalt 
on Gardner street, from North Halsted street 
to Vine street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Sullivan presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
J. Weireter to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 316 Sedgwick street, to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable at any time by His 
Honor the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. W. Beck to erect an electric sign in front 
of his premises, 128 Oak street. Ihe same 
to be constructed in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Electrical Depart- 
ment; said permit to be subject to revocution 
at any time by His Honor, the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Chestnut 
street, from La Salle avenue to Orleans 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dougherty, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan- 2. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented a communication 
from the Corporation Counsel transmitting 
the Revised Code brought down to Septem- 
ber 28, 1903, and an order directing the City 
Clerk to procure 100 proof copies of the same 
and moved the passage of the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as L Hows: 

Yeas — Coutrhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmanu, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Xaya — Conlon , B ren a an— 2. 



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The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That action on the revised code of 
the City of Chieago, transmitted herewith, be 
deferred and that the City Clerk of the City 
of Chicago be and he is hereby directed to 
procure one hundred copies of said code, in 
proof form, for the inspection of the mem- 
bers of the City Council and heads of depart- 
ments; the cost thereof not to exceed one 
hundred dollars. 

Aid. Herrmann presented an order author- 
izing the Special Investigating Graft Com- 
mittee -to employ assistance, and moved its 
passage. 

Aid. Ailing moved to amend the order by 
limiting the expense to $3,000. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Herrmann moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart/Dailey, Sioan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer. Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

.<¥«?./$ -Cordon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Whereas, It appears to be both desirable 
and necessary to place at the disposal of the 
Special Investigating Committee appointed 
pursuant to a resolution of the City Council 
adopted October 5, 1903, additional authority 
and facilities to render more effective the 
labors of said committee; therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the Special Investigating 
Committee is hereby authorized and em- 
powered to employ such assistance as it may 
consider necessary for the discovery of evi- 
dence and for the examination, preparation 
and presentation <>t' such evidence and charges 
as maj come before said committee in the 



course of its investigations; and the Finance 
Committee is hereby authorized and directed 
to provide in the 1904 appropriation ordinance 
for payment of the expenses there y incurred, 
the total expense, however, not to exceed 
three thousand ($3,000) dollars. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Sheffield 
avenue from Fullerton avenue to Clybourn 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Werno, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Sculfy, Maypole, Beilfuss, Annerson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Conneli, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

a<i(i&— Conlon, Brennan-2. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the claims of 
Louis Lutz for special assessment rebates, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Schmidt presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
American Laundry to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 996 North Halsted street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



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TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented orders as follows, 
viz. : 

For the improvement of Pine Grove avenue, 
between Wrigh wood avenue and Surf street, 
with asphalt and combination curb and gutter. 

For the improvement of Oakdale avenue, 
between Clark and Halsted street, with gran- 
ite top macadam and combination curb and 
gutter, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 
i 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of Mary 
Kreuder for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Aid. Blake presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician issue to 
Foster Avenue Pharmacy, permit for an elec- 
tric sign in front of No. 3593 North Clark 
street, in the City of Chicago; said sign to be 
6x3 feet, the same to be erected under the 
direction and supervision of the City Elec- 
trician, and to be removed at any time upon 
the order of the Mayor of the City of Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presented claim of Theresa 
Cortes for rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butler presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay a water main in the west side of Hum- 
boldt boulevard, from Fullerton avenue to 
Belden avenue, provided it will pay the rev- 
enue required by ordinance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 



lay water main in Linden avenue, from point 
185 feet west of North 42d avenue, north- 
westerly to cover houses, providing same will 
pay the required revenue of ten cents a foot. 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Imple- 
ments be and they are hereby requested to 
stay all proceedings regarding tile pipe 
sewer in North Kedzie avenue, from West 
Irving Park boulevard to West Grace street, 
until further action by the City Council. 

Ordered, That the order for a water main 
in North 49th avenue, from present north end 
of water main to a point 400 feet north of 
same, heretofore passed by the Council, be 
and the same is hereby rescinded. 

Which were, on motion duly 



Aid. Leachman presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
take such steps as may be necessary and 
proper in order to prevent the establishment 
and operating of a wool-pulling establish- 
ment on the northeast corner of North Rock- 
well and Wellington streets, in accordance 
with request of attached petition. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay an eight (8) inch water main in North 
Central Park avenue, from Belden avenue 
southward, as far as permanent annual rent 
derived by city will permit. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Rev. Father Corcoran to 
connect sewer from premises occupied by St. 
Vitus church, (40th and Belmont avenues) , 
with main sewer in 40th avenue. Connection 
to be made from both school and church. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Leachman presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on both 
sides of West Grace street, from 40th avenue 
west to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railroad tracks be and is hereby established 
nine feet from the lot line. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 



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Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows- 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing-, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



The Board of Local Improvements submitted 
a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a system of sewers as follows: In North 
48th avenue, from West Addison street to 
Warwick avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion ©f Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Ro©ney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedfc, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 
Section 1. That the sidewalk' line in 



Fullerton avenue be and is hereby established 
at the curb line on the south side of above 
named street, from Milwaukee avenue to 
Cromwell street. 

Section 2. All other ordinances in con- 
flict with this ordinance be and they are 
hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and' after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Carey presented an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 1052, Revised Code, 1897, con- 
cerning rendering disctricts, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Carey presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
be and he is hereby ordered and directed to 
cease the enforcement of Section 1052 of the 
City Code, in so far as the same affeets 
Blocks 28, 29 and 30, Assessors' Division in 
Section 32, Township 39 North, Rauge 14 
East, until the further order of the City 
Council. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Wendling presented the claims of 
August Borcherding and Mrs. Sophia Da mm 
for rebates account sidewalk intersections, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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Aid. Wendling presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That tfie City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. F. Eggert to erect an electric canopy 4 
feet long, 4 feet 2 inches wide and 14 inches 
deep in front of premises at -5258 South Hal- 
sted street. Said canopy to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and re- 
gulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to L. Vehon to construct a net 
sign across the street in front of premises 
Nos. 4735-37 Ashland avenue. This permis- 
sion to be revoked at any time by order of the 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to erect two gasoline 
lamps and posts on flermitage avenue, be- 
tween 53d and 54th streets. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



he is hereby directed to erect gas lamp in 
front of premises of St. Gabriel's Church, 
45th and Sherman streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 



Aid. Burns presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
O. Stemcka to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 4132 Wentworth avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Burns presented an order for paving 
Emerald avenue, from 39th to 43d, with 
asphalt, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Bradley presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Butterworth and O'Connell presented 
orders for improvements, as follows: 

Paving Paulina street, Marshfield and Her- 
mitage avenues, from Garfield boulevard to 
one-half block south of 58th street; Her- 
mitage aveDue, from 67th to 71st; Paulina 
street and Marshfield avenue, from 67th to 
72d; 56th and 57th streets, from Centre to 
Hermitage, and 58th street, from Morgan to 
Hermitage, all macadam and sandstone curb, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the following 
order- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
cause to be constructed a catch basin in 57th 
place, between Stewart and Normal avenues, 
for the purpose of draining water from sur- 
face of said 57th place. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for six-inch drains in South Marsh- 
field avenue, from Garfield boulevard to West 
58th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss. Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Morau, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegan, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
raann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 



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Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch,Eidmana,Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton. 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the claim ©f Stan- 
ley Waterloo for damage to personal prop- 
erty, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the 
east side of Aberdeen street, between 68th 
and 69th streets, be and the same is hereby 
established at and along the curb line. 

Section 2. This ordinance is to go into 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly' passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihap, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

SECTION 1. That the sidewalk line on 
both sides of May si reel, between 67th and 



69th streets, be and they are hereby established 
at and along the curb line of said street. 

Section 7. This ordinance is to go into 
force and effect on and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas —Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue permit to R. E. 
Rice for an electric sign at No. 6324 Stewart 
avenue, subject to removal at any time by 
order of the Mayor and to all regulations and 
rules of the City Electrical Department. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented an order for water 
main in Indiana avenue, from 105th to 107th 
•streets, and an order for sidewalk (cinder) 
on Indiana avenue, from USth to 119th streets 
(petition attached), which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im prove; 
ments. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Woodward presented the following 

ordinance: 

Beit ordained l>// the city Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 



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be and the same are hereby granted to Charles 
Lampert, his successors and assigns, to con- 
struct and maintain a steel trap door, three 
(3) by five (5) feet in area, in the sidewalk 
on the south side of West Madison street, in 
front of the premises known as No. 2028 
West Madison street to be constructed ac- 
cording to plans approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, a copy of which said plans shall be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and said steel trap door shall 
be constructed in a safe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and t© the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said gra>ntee, his successors or 
assigns, shall restore said portion of 
the sidewalk at the place where said 
steel door is located to a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works at his or their own expense, and with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand (110,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to, or which 



may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein given; 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form, all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee herein, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the sidewalk 
in which such steel door is located in a con- 
dition satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the filing of the acceptance in writ- 
ing of this ordinance by said grantee and the 
filing of the bond herein provided for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny. Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterzon, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Coolon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Woodward presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council oj the City 
of Chicago: 
Section 1. That permission and authority 



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be and the s.me are hereby granted to T. 
Ciohesy, his successors and assigns, to con- 
struct and maintain two (2) coal holes, two 
(2) feet in diameter each, in the sidewalk on 
the north side of Ogden avenue, in front of 
the premises known as No. 1623 Ogden ave- 
nue, same to be covered with iron or steel 
covers, and to be constructed according to 
plans approved by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, a copy of 
which said plans shall be kept on file in the 
office of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and said coal holes shall be constructed in a 
safe and workmanlike manner, under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
hereby granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or assigns, 
shall restore said portion of the sidewalk at 
the place where said coal holes are located to 
* a condition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works at his or their own expense, 
and without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issned by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of twenty 
thousand ($20,000) dollars, with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or Which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 



ered from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein given; 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form, all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee herein, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the said side- 
walk in which said coal holes are located in a 
condition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the filing of the acceptance in writ- 
ing of this ordinance by said grantee and the 
filing of the bond herein provided for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett. Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Weudling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 05. 

Ways— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

Aid. Ruxton presented orders for paving 
(asphalt) 18th street, from 40th to Millard 
avenues, and 41st court, from Colorado to 
Harrison, which were 

Referred to the Hoard oi Local Improve- 
ments. 



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Aid. Ruxton presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue permit to 
Benjamin J. Glaser to erect an electric sign 
in front of the premises at 1573 Ogden avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to N. 
J. & M. Stranss, No. 616 West 26th street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises. Said sign to be erected in accordance 
with rules and regulations of Electric De- 
partment. This permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt South Avers avenue, from West 
16th street to Ogden avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows* 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Rayraer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a sewer in the north side of West 22d 
street, from South 42d avenue to the Belt 
Railway of Chicago. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Woodward, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, v/erno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carev, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl. Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following orders • 

Ordered, That the order passed Sepsember 
28th, reading as follows: "Ordered that the 
inside sidewalk line be and it is hereby estab- 
lished eight feet from curb line on the east 
side of Prairie evenue, from Washington 
boulevard to Madison street be and it is here- 
by rescinded." 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby ordered and direct- 
ed t® issue to Thomas J. Powers five house 
drain permits on payment of one permit fee. 
The other permit fees to be collected when 
house drains are connected up for use. Work 
ts be done according to rules of the depart- 
ment and under supervision of its inspectors. 
Permits are for house drain work on Lots 
4, 5, 6 of Block 1, Lots 1, 2, 3, 4 of Block 2, 
Lots 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 of Block 4, all on North 
48th avenue, between Chicago avenue and 
North avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue twenty- two (22) permits to Rice & 
Creighton to construct twenty-two (22) house 
drains on the south side of West Division 
street, between 47th and 48th avenues on 
payment of one regular fee of $5 and the 
usual inspection charges; other fees to be 
paid as connections are made with houses 
which may hereafter be constructed, said 



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work to be done under the supervision and 
direction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 
Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred warrants for collection against the 
Board of Election Commissioners for rent in 
the City Hall, submitted a report recommend- 
ing the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 19th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred warrants for collection against the 
Board of Election Commissioners for rent in 
the City Hall, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel the 
following warrants for collection ; same being 
issued against the Board of Election Com- 
missioners for rent in City Hall:' 

Pt. of No. 1451, rent January 1 to 

December 31, 1901 $ 1,200 00 

No. 3830, rent January 1 to Decem- 
ber 31, 1902 1,200 00 

No. 18235. rent January 1 to De- 
cember 31, 1903 1,200 00 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred a request for appropriation to con- 
tinue the dog pound, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 19th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred request for appropriation for continu- 
ing on the dog pound, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to pay from miscellaneous 
receipts for 190*3, receipts of the dog pound, 
the amounts necessary to continue the said 
pound to October 31st, 1903, said payments 
not to exceed the amount of $1,221.52, as per 
request of the General Superintendent of 
Police, attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of Dwight Lawrence and Richard 
S. Folsom for services rendered in case of 
Fidelity and Deposit Company of Marylan'V 
submitted a report recommending the passage 
of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed 
The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 19th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Dwight Lawrence and 
Richard S. Folsom for services rendered in 
case of Fidelity and Deposit Company of 
Maryland, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and be is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a voucher to the Fidelity and Deposit 
Company of Maryland in the sum of fifty 
(150.00) dollars; same being counsel fees in 
ease 9328 in the United States District Court, 
and entitled Mary M. Mullen, administratrix, 
vs. the City of Chicago et al., as provided in 
the bond given by the said Deposit Company 
in said case; aud charge same to appropria- 



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tion for court costs, etc., and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same. This action is 
taken upon the recommendation of the Cor- 
poration Counsel attached. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claims of sundry persons for special 
assessment rebates, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accom- 
panying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 19th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claims of Mary D. Smith, Chicago 
General Railway Company, Robert Coates, 
E. J. Sharp, C. S. Meer^s & Co., W. Thropp, 
Josiah Cratty, Charles L. Rundell, L. J. 
Payne, Frank Styx, Kate Jungland, E. A. 
Morely. G. Damert, Engel & Livingstone, 
Mrs. C. H. Stickney, J. P. Miles and others, 
Fred Lnth, Leon & Co. and W. H. Colvin 
for rebates on special assessments, having 
had the same under advisement, beg to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the fol 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names, upon presentation of the certificates 
of payments hereto attached and upon proper 
identification; same being rebates due as per 
reports of the said Board attached hereto, 
under the warrants named. 

Warrant 23925. Mary D. Smith $ 57 55 

Warrant 20435. Chicago General 

Railway Company 14 63 

Warrant 20869. Robert Coates 5 16 

Warrant 20869. E.J.Sharp 5 16 

Warrant 20520. C. S. Meeros & Co. . 89 74 

Warrant 20837. W. Thropp 152 76 

Warrant 21983. Josiah Cratty 106 19 

Warrant 2291-8. Charles L. Rundell. . 5 29 

Warrant 22425. L. J. Payne 19 76 



Warrant 25292. 
Warrant 23090. 
Warrant 23259. 
Warrant 24219. 
Warrant 20770. 
Warr nt 21396. 
Warrant 21071. 
Warrant 12093. 
Warrant 12093. 
Warrant 23046. 
Warrant 21933. 
Warrant 21933. 
Warrant 20149. 



Frank Styx.... 21 25 

Kate Jungland 18 01 

E. A. Moriey 16 50 

G. Damert 27 16 

Engel & Livingstone 24 35 

Mrs. C. H. Stickney 3 12 

J. P. Miles 8 00 

T. W. Sprague 5 63 

Wilson Bros 3 50 

Fred Luth 19 13 

Leon & Co 4 71 

Leon & Co 7 90 

W. H. Colvin 79 20 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman, 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claim of John A. Spoor and H. Walter 
Webb for damages on account of Halsted 
street viaduct, Wm. Brauns rebate of special 
assessment (proceedings involving this assess- 
ment being still in court), order to incre se 
pay of firemen, invitation to appoint repre- 
sentatives to Convention of Interstate Missis- 
sippi River Improvement and Levee Associa- 
tion, communication from City Electrician 
relating to fees for wiring in churches, judg- 
ment against the Town of Lake, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 

The Committee on License, to whom was 
referred a resolution in re. advertising on 
elevated railroads, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Hunter moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, S- D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred a 
recommendation, estimate and ordinance 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grad- 
ing and paving LaSalle street, from Archer 
avenue to West 39th street, submitted are- 
port recommending that the ordinance be 
passed and the estimate therewith approved. 



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Aid. Young- moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following- is the report: 

Chicago, October 14th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council- Assembled : 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred rec- 
ommendation, estimate and ordinance for 
plastering curb walls, curbing, grading and 
paving LaSalle street, from Archer avenue 
to West 39th street, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance do pass. 

Linn H. Young, 

Chairman. 



RECOMMENDATION BY BOARD OF LOCAL IM- 
PROVEMENTS. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

We hereby submit an ordinance for the 
improvement, plastering curb walls, con- 
structing granite concrete gutters and a 
granite concrete combined curb and gutter, 
grading &nd paving with asphalt on six (6) 
inches of Portland cement concrete, the 
roadway of LaSalle street, from the south- 
easterly line of Archer avenue to the north 
curb line of West 39th street, and also the 
roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of said 
LaSalle street between said points (except 
the intersections of 22d street, 29th street, 
and 31st street with LaSalle street and also 
except street railway rights of way thereon 
between said points) iu the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook, and State of Illinois, to- 
gether with an estimate of the cost of 
said improvement, and recommend the pas- 
sage of said ordinance and the making of the 
improvement contemplated therein. 

Respectfully submitted, 

A. M. Lynch. 
A. SCHQNBBCK, 

E. McGaffey, 
John A. May, 

Board of Local Improvements of tin City of 
Chicago, 
Dated Chicago, July 7th, A. l>. 1902 



ESTIMATE of engineer. 

To the Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago, and to the Mayor and Alder- 
men of the City of Chicago, in City Council 

Assembled : 

The Board of Local Improvements of the 
City of Chicago having adopted a resolution 
that the roadway of LaSalle street, from the 
southeasterly line of Archer avenue to the 
north curb line of West 39th street, and also 
the roadways of all intersecting streets and 
alleys extended from the curb line to the street 
line produced on each side of said LaSalle 
street between said points (except the inter- 
section of 22d street, 29th street, and 31st 
street with LaSalle street, and also except 
street railway rights of way thereon between 
said points), have its curb walls plastered, 
granite concrete gutters and a granite con- 
crete combined curb and gutter constructed, 
be graded and paved with asphalt on six (6) 
inches of Portland cement concrete, and pre- 
sented to the City Council of the City of 
Chicogo a recommendation that such local 
improvement be made. I hereby submit an 
estimate of the cost of such improvement, 
including labor, materials and all other ex- 
penses attending the same, as provided by 
law, viz: 

Granite concrete gutters, 610 

lineal feet at 40c $ 2^4 00 

Curb walls plastered, 610 lineal 

feet at 25c 152 50 

Granite concrete combined curb, 

curb and gutter, 21,400 lineal 

feet at 65c 13,910 00 

Paving with asphalt on 6 inches 

of Portland cement coucrete, 

44,050 square yards at 12.50. . . . 110,125 00 
Adjustment of sewers, catch- 
basins and manholes 3,568 50 

Total % 128,000 00 



And I hereby certify that in my opinion the 
above estimate does not exceed the probable 
cost of the above named proposed improve- 
ment. 

C. D. Hill, 

Engineer of the Hoard of Local Improvements. 

Dated. Chicago, July 7th, A. D. L902. 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the improvement— plastering curb walls. 



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constructing granite concrete gutter flags, 
constructing a granite concrete combined 
curb and gutter, grading and paving of 
the roadway of LaSalle street, from the 
southeasterly line of Archer avenue to the 
north curb line ot West 39th street, and 
also the roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced on each side of said 
LaSalle street, between said points (except 
the intersections of 22d str et, 29th street 
and 31st street with said LaSalle street, 
and also except street railway rights of way 
thereon between said points), in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it or darned by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a local improvement 
shall be made within the City of Chicago, 
in said County and State, the nature, 
character, locality and description of which 
local improvement is as follows, to-wit: 

That the roadway of LaSalle street, from 
the southeasterly line of Archer avenue to 
the north curb line of West 39th street, said 
roadway being thirty-eight feet in width, and 
also the roadways of all intersecting streets 
and alleys extended from the curb line to the 
street line produced, on each side of said La 
Salle street, between said points, except as 
hereinafter specifically provided, be and the 
same are hereby ordered improved as follows: 
The curb walls now in place on each side 
of said roadway of said LaSalle street, be- 
tween said points, and also on each side of 
the roadways of all intersecting streets ex- 
tended from the curb line to the street line 
produced on each side of said LaSalle street, 
between said points (except the intersections 
of 22d street, 29th street and 31st street with 
said LaSalle street), shall be plastered on 
their street face from the top surface down 
for the space of three feet. The plaster to be 
used shall be made with the best quality of 
Portland comeut and clean, coarse, sharp 



sand, mixed in the proportion of one part 
cement and two parts sand. The sand and 
the cement shall be first thoroughly mixed 
dry and then moistened with water to form a 
thick mortar, which shall be spread upon the 
face of said curb walls in an even layer one- 
half inch in thickness. 

Adjoining the roadway face of said curb 
walls between said points shall be constructed 
granite concrete gutter flags eighteen inches 
in width and five inches in thickness, to be 
made as hereinafter described. 

A granite concrete combined curb and 
gutter shall be constructed on each side of 
said roadway of said LaSalle street between 
said points (except the intersections of 22d 
street, 29th street and 31st street with said 
LaSalle street, and except across the road- 
ways of all other intersecting streets and all 
the intersecting alleys between said points, 
and except where curb walls now exist be- 
tween said points), in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curb shall be parallel 
with and nineteen feet from the center line 
of said LaSalle street; and a granite concrete 
combined curb and gutter shall be constructed 
on each side of the roadways of all intersect- 
ing streets and alleys extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced on each side 
of said LaSalle street between said points 
(except the intersections of 22d street, 29th 
street and 31st street with said LaSalle street, 
and except where curb walls now exist be- 
tween said points), in such a manner that the 
roadway face of the curb shall conform with 
the curb line on each side of all said inter- 
secting streets, and in such a manner that 
the back of the curb shall conform with the 
alley lines produced on each side of all said 
intersecting alleys between said points. 

Said combined curb and gutter and said 
gutter flags shall be made as follows, to-wit: 
The concrete to be used shall consist of the 
best quality Of Portland cement mixed with 
fine crushed granite in the proportion of one 
part cement and two parts fine granite, into 



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which shall be incorporated four parts of 
broken granite of a size to pass through a 
ring of one inch internal diameter. The 
cement shall be mixed thoroughly with fine 
crushed granite, after which it shall be 
moistened with water to form a mortar, and 
into which shall be incorporated the four 
parts of broken granite as specified above and 
rammed into forms until solid. 

The material to be used in finishing the 
surface of said combined curb and gutter 
and said gutter flags shall consist of the best 
quality of Portland cement mixed" with finely 
crushed granite, in the proportion of two 
parts cement and three parts granite, which 
after being moistened with water to form a 
mortar shall be evenly spread over the sur- 
face of said combined curb and gutter and 
said gutter flags to a thickness of three- 
eights of an inch, and so as to insure a 
smooth and even surface on the face of the 
curb ana gutter flags, after being evenly 
trowelled and finished with a broom. 

The curb shall be seveu inches thick and 
the height at the back shall vary from seven- 
teen inches at the catch-basin inlets to nine 
inches at the summits, and the gutter flags 
shall be eighteen inches in width and five 
inches in thickness; the upper roadway edge 
of the curb shall be rounded to a true arc of a 
circle having a radius of one and one-half 
inches. 

Said combined curb and gutter and said 
gutter flags shall be constructed upon a bed 
of cinders six inches in depth, after being 
flooded with water and thoroughly com- 
pacted to an even surface, and shall be back- 
filled with earth free from animal or vege- 
table matter. Said filling to be four feet 
wide at the top of the curb and even there- 
with and shall slope down at the rate of one 
and one-half feet horizontal to one foot 
vertical. 

Said combined curb and gutter and said 
putter flags shall be so constructed thai, the 
upper surface of the gutter flags shall con- 



form to the surface of the finished roadway 
as hereinafter described, and the top edge of 
the curb shall coincide with the grade of said 
LaSalle street between said points, which 
grade is hereby established as follows, 
to-wit. : 

Intersection of Archer avenue, 8.8 feet 
above datum. 

Intersection of 21st street, 12.4 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 22d street (north), 12.4 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of 22d street (south), 12.4 
feet above datum. 

Intersection of 23d street, 11.6 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 24th street, 12.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 25th street, 12.0 feet above 
datum*. 

Intersection of 26th street, 13.0 feet.above 
datum. 

Intersection of 26th place, 13.3 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 27th street, 13.3 feet above 
datum. 

Intersecti®n of 29th street, 13.5 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 30th street, 14.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 3lst street, 14.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 32d street, 14.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 33d street, 14.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 35th street, 16.5 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of 37th street, 10.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection oi 88th street, 16.0 feet above 
datum. 

Intersection of West 39th street, 16.5 feet 
above datum. 



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The above heights as fixed shall be meas- 
ured from the plane of low water in Lake 
Michigan of A. D. 1847, as established by the 
Trustees of the Illinois and Michigan Canal 
and adopted by the late Board of Drainage 
Commissioners and by the late Board ©f Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago, and now 
represented by the ordinance of July 11th, 
A. D. 1898, relating to the corrected elevation 
of the Old Lind Block bench mark, which 
determines the base or datum for city levels. 
The said roadway of said LaSalle street 
between said points, and also the roadways 
of all intersecting streets and alleys extended 
from the curb line to the street line produced 
on each side of said LaSalle street between 
said points (except the intersections of 22d 
street, 29th street and 31st street with said 
LaSalle street, and also except any and all 
space occupied and used as street railway 
rights of way thereon between said points, 
which rights of way are by the ordinances 
granting them agreed to be paved and kept 
in repair by the railway companies owning, 
operating and controlling the same), shall be 
so graded that after being thoroughly pud- 
dled, and rolled with a roller of ten tons 
weight until the roadbed is thoroughly com- 
pacted, and after the pavement hereinafter 
described shall have been placed thereon, the 
surface of the pavement at the center of the 
finished roadway of said LaSalle street and 
the center of the finished roadways of all 
intersecting streets extended from the curb 
line to the street line produced, on each side 
of said LaSalle street, except where the road- 
ways are occupied by street railway rights of 
way, shall coincide with the established grade 
of said LaSalle street hereinbefore des ribed, 
and where said roadways are occupied by 
street railway rights of way, the entire width 
of all such rights of way shall coincide with 
the established grade hereinbefore described, 
and the surface of the said finished roadway 
at the summit in the gutter between catch 
basins and adjoining the roadway face of the 
curb and curb walls shall be four inches be- 



low said established grade, and the surface 
of the finished roadway at the catch basin 
inlets in the gutters adjoining the roadway 
face of the curb and curb walls shall be 
twelve inches below said established grade. 

The slope of the gutters adjoining the 
roadway face of said curb and said curb 
walls shall be uniform from the sum- 
mits to the catch basins, and a transverse 
section of said finished roadway and said gut- 
ter flags where the same is not occu- 
pied by street railway rights of way shall 
be a true arc of a circle passing through 
the said gutter grades and the grade 
of the center of said finished roadway, and a 
transverse section of said finished roadway 
and said gutter flags where the same is o cu- 
pied by street railway rights of way shall be 
a true arc of a circle passing through the 
said gutter grades and the established grade 
of the street at each side of said street rail- 
way rights of way, at every part of said La 
Salle street, and at every part of all inter- 
secting streets between said points. 

The surface of the finished pavement in all 
intersecting alleys hereinbefore specified shall 
be four inches below the top of the curb on 
each side of said alley intersections, and 
parallel therewith at the street line produced, 
of said La Salle street, and shall slope thence 
at a uniform grade to its intersection with 
the gutter hereinbefore described, and the 
pit h of the gutter flags on each side of said 
alley intersections shall conform to the pitch 
of the gutter flags on each side of the road- 
way of said La Salle street hereinbefore de- 
scribed. 

Upon the roadbed thus prepared between 
said points and between said gutter flags 
shall be spread a layer of Portland cement 
concrete six inches in thickness. The cement 
to be used shall be so ground that ninety-two 
per cent will pass through a Standard No. 
100 sieve, having 10,000 meshes per square 
inch. 

Briquettes made from a mortar composed 



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of one part cement and three parts sand, ex- 
posed to the air for one day, and immersed in 
water for six days, shall develop an ultimate 
ten ile strength of 200 pounds per square 
inch. 

One part cement which will stand the a ove 
test and comply with the above requirements, 
and three parts of topedo sand shall be thor- 
oughly mixed dry and then made into a 
mortar with the least possible amount of 
water. 

Seven parts of the best quality of broken 
limestone, crushed to a size so as to pass 
through a ring of not less than one inch nor 
more than one and one-half inches internal 
diameter, thoroughly cleaned and drenched 
with water, shall then be incorporated with 
the mortar; each batch of concrete shall be 
thoroughly mixed by turning with hoes and 
shovels at least three times. It shall then be 
spread at once and thoroughly compacted by 
ramming until free mortar appears on the 
surface. The surface of said layer of con- 
crete shall be parallel with the three and one- 
half inches below the top of the finished 
pavement. 

Upon the concrete foundation as above 
specified shall be laid a ''binder" course, com- 
posed of broken limestone of a size known as 
"small concrete" and asphaltic eement. The 
stone shall be heated and thoroughly mixed 
with the asphaltic cement in the proportion 
of fifteen gallons of asphaltic cement to one 
cubic yard of stone. This binder shall be 
spread on the base above described and, 
while in a hot and plastic condition, shall be 
rolled until it has a uniform thickness of one 
and one-half inches. The upper surface shall 
be exactly parallel with the two inches below 
the finished surface of the pavement. 

Upon this "binder" course shall be laid a 
wearing surface or pavement proper, which 
shall be composed of asphaltic cement seven- 
teen parts, sand seventy-three parts and pul- 
verized carbonate of lime ten parts. The 
sand and asphaltic cemenl shall be heated 



separately to a temperature of three hundred 
(300) degrees Fahrenheit. The pulverized 
carbonate of lime shall be mixed with the 
sand and these ingredients then mixed with 
the asphaltic cement at the above temperature 
in an apparatus which shall effect a perfect 
mixture. 

All asphaltum used in the making of the 
asphaltic cement for both the binder and the 
wearing surface shall be asphaltum obtained 
from Pitch Lake in the Island of Trinidad, or 
asphaltum which shall be equal in quality for 
paving purposes to that obtained from Pitch 
Lake in the Island of Trinidad. 

The material for pavement, when mixed as 
above, shall be spread at a temperature of 
two hundred and fifty (250) degrees Fahren- 
heit. 

It shall be carefully spread by means of hot 
iron rakes in such manner as to give uniform 
and regular grade to such a depth that, after 
having received its ultimate compression, it 
will have a thickness of two inches. 

The entire surface of the roadway thus im- 
proved shall then be compressed by hand roll- 
ers, after which natural hydraulic cement, in 
the proportion of one barrel to each one 
thousand square yards of surface shall be 
swept over it, and the whole then thoroughly 
compressed by rolling with a steam roller of 
ten tons weight, the rolling being continued 
for five hours for each one thousand square 
yards of surface. 

That the several manholes and catch-basins 
located along the line of said improvement 
shall be raised or lowered as may be necessary 
to make them conform to the finished road- 
way of said LaSalie street as above specified. 

Said work to be done under he superin- 
tendence of the Board of Local Improve- 
ments of the said City of Chicago. 

Section 2. That the recommendation of 
the Hoard of Local Improvements of the City 
of Chicago providing for said improvement, 
together with the estimate of the CO! 1 thereof 



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made by the Engineer of said Board, both 
hereto attached, be and the same are hereby 
approved. 

Section 3. That said improvement shall 
be made and the whole cost thereof be paid 
for by special assessment in accordance with 
an Act of the General Assembly of the State 
of Illinois, entitled "An Act Concerning 
Local Improvements," approved June 14th, 
A. D. 1897, and the amendments thereto. 

Section 4. That the aggregate amount 
herein ordered to be assessed against the 
property, and also the assessment on each 
lot and parcel of land therein assessed, shall 
be divided into five installments in the man- 
ner provided by the statute in such cases 
made and provided, and each of said in- 
stallments, except the first, shall bear interest 
at the rate of five per centum per annum 
according to law until paid. 

Section 5. Ar.d for the purpose of antic- 
ipating the collection of the second and 
succeeding installments of said assessment 
for said improvement, bonds shall be issued 
payable out of said installments bearing 
interest at the rate of live per centum per 
annum, payable annually, and signed by the 
Mayor and by the President of the Board of 
Local Improvements, countersigned by the 
City Comptroller and attested by the City 
Clerk under the corporate seal of the City of 
Chicago. Said bonds shall be issued in 
accordance with and shall in all respects 
conform to the provisions of the Act of the 
General Assembly of the State of Illinois, 
entitled "An Act Concerning Local Improve- 
ments," approved June 14th, A. D. 1897, and 
the amendments thereto. 

Section 6. That the Attorney of said 
Board be and he is hereby directed to tile a 
petition in the County Court of Cook County, 
Illinois, in the name of the City of Chicago, 
praying that steps may be taken to levy a 
special assessment for said improvement, in 
accordance with the provisions of this ordi- 



nance and in the manner prescribed by law. 

Section 7. That all ordinances or parts of 
ordinances conflicting with this ordinance be 
and the same are hereby repealed. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a petition and ordinance vacating an alley be- 
tween Halsted street, Emerald avenue, 39th 
street and 40th street, submitted a report rec- 
ommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, W. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division, to whom was referred an ordinance 
granting permission to Lewis E. Gary to lay a 
switch track, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an i ccompanying 
substitute ordinance. 

Aid. Dever moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report* 

Chicago, October 19th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division, to whom was referred ordi- 
nance, Lewis E. Gary for a switch track, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of accompanying substitute ordinance. 

William E. Deveu, 

Chairman. 

AN ORDINANCE 

For a switch track from Block 4, in Sawyer's 
Addition to Chicago, across North Ada 
streeu and Arbour place and intersecting 
alleys in Block 7, in Union Park Second 



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of 



1903 



Addition to Chicago, to the east li 
Sheldon street. 
Be it and it is hereby ordained by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby given and granted 
to Lewis E. Gary and his assigns to lay down, 
maintain and operate a railroad switch track 
connecting with the railrord tracks now 
located north of the alley in Block four (4), 
in Sawyer's Addition to Chicago, in the south- 
west quarter (%) of Section eight (8), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal Meridian, 
and running^vestwardly from said connection 
across North Ada street and Arbour place to 
a point in Block seven (7), in Union Park 
Second Addition to Chicago, within forty 
(40) feet west of the west line of North Ada 
street in the south line of Arbour place, and 
over private right of way to be obtained by 
the grantee, or its asssigns, in said Block 
seven (7), in Union Park Second Addition .to 
Chicago, to the east line of Sheldon street, 
crossing the north and south alleys in said 
Block seven (7) at a point within ninety (90) 
feet of the south line of Arbour place. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from the date of the passage of 
this ordinance, and the ordinance shall at 
any time before the expiration thereof be 
subject to modification, amendment or repeal, 
and in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the grantee herein shall keep such 
portions of said street and alleys as are occu- 
pied by said switch track in good condition 
and repair, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. At 
the termination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, said grantee shall remove said 
switch track ami all appurtenances thereto, 
and shall forthwith restore said street aud 



alleys occupied by said switch track to a 
condition meeting with the approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4. The operation and mainten- 
ance of the switch track herein provided for 
shall be subject to all existing ordinances of 
the City of Chicago now in force or which 
may hereafter be in force relating to the use 
and operation of switch tracks and railway 
tracks; and the construction and mainten- 
ance thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. No work shall be done in 
and about the construction of the work here- 
in authorized until a permit authorizing the 
beginning of such work shall first have been 
issued by the Commissioner of Public Works 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the privi- 
leges herein granted, the said Lewis E. Gary 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum of 
two hundred and fifty (1250) dollars per 
annum, in advance, each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance; the first 
payment to be made as of the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, and each succeed- 
ing payment annually thereafter. 

Section 6. Before doing any work under 
and by virtue of the authority herein granted 
said grantee shall execute a bond to the City 
of Chicago in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the observance and faithful performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provis- 
ions of this ordinance; and conditioned fur- 
ther to indemnify, save and keep harmless 
the said City of Chiogo from any and all- 
loss, damage, expense, cost or liability of any 
kind whatsoever that may be suffered by it, 
the said City of Chicago, or which; may 
accrue against, be charged to, or recovered 
from said city, from or by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordinance, or 
from or by reason, or on account of any net 
or thing done by said grantee herein by 



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virtue of the authority herein given, and 
conditioned to comply with all the terms and 
conditions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
j the liability of the sureties thereon shall be 
I kept in force throughout the life of this 
I ordinance, and if at any time during the 
! life of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
! in full force, then the privileges herein 
| granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordijance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage, and upon the filing of an acceptance of 

i 

I said ordinance by said grantee and the riling 

of the bond herein provided for. 

ALSO, 

• 
The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance granting permission to Aliis, 
Chalmers & Co. to lay three tracks across 
Redfield street, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Dever moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SPECIAL COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING 
CHARGES REFLECTING UPON THE CHAR- 
ACTER ANO HONESTY OF CITY EMPLOYES. 

The Special Committee investigating 
charges reflecting upon the character and 
honesty of city employes, submitted a report 
recommending as follows: 

Aid. Herrmann moved that the report be 
published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Council Chamber, ) 
Chicago, October 19, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council: 

Gentlemen — Your Committee has pro- 
ceeded with its labors sufficiently to disclose 
the need of a searching inquiry, not only into 
the conduct of city employes, but also into 
meth ds of administration which prevail in 
the city departments. 

Your Committee proposes to proceed unre- 
mittingly with its investigations into admin- 



istrative methods as well as into specific 
charges of misconduct on the part of officials 
and employes. Almost the entire time of the 
members of your Committee has been devoted 
to this work so far as it relates to minor de- 
partments. Only a beginning has been made 
with some of the more important branches of 
the city government. What has been done 
in a preliminary and confidential manner 
already indicates that the most serious work 
of your committee lies in directions which 
have not been touched upon in open meet- 
ings. Private investigations are being con- 
ducted by your committee, but aside from 
these efforts we have received information 
that a systematic inquiry relative to a certain 
branch of the public service has been insti- 
tuted from disinterested sources. 

As public conviction has become strength- 
ened that the investigation by your Commit- 
tee is to be thorough, and effective it has 
been proposed to turn over to us the infor- 
mation which has thus been collected. The 
Chairman of your Committee has examined 
this information, much of which is in writ- 
ing, and some of it in affidavit form. There 
is no intent'on or desire to prejudge and we 
believe that all departments are entitled to 
the fullest opportunity to disprove any 
charges which may be made, but there seems 
to be no question that the evidence obtained 
tends to show the existence of grave abuses. 

For the proper investigation of certain 
charges it is essential in the opinion of your 
Committee that we should be authorized to 
employ sufficient assistance to examine into 
these charges and to arrange and sift for 
proper presentation the evidence now at 
hand and that which may hereafter be col- 
lected; also to employ a competent attorney 
to act as the advisor and assistant of the 
Committee in a confidential capacity. We 
believe that the Committee should be afforded 
reasonable means to proceed not only with 
thoroughness but also conservatively, so that 
it may not be drawn into even the appear- 
ance of encouraging or promoting unjust 
charges against any one. 

In order that the public and especially the 
witnesses, should have entire confidence in 
the investigation, we believe that the Com- 
mittee should have the assistance of an attor- 
ney who is not connected with the city gov- 
ernment. Evideuce cannot be obtained unless 
the witnesses feel sure of confidential treat- 
ment and protection. Each case must first 



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be investigated in private before a public 
bearing is bad. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Ernst F. Herrmann, 

Chrirman Investigating Committee. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 
INGS PENDING BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Foreman, 
presented an ordinance providing for the 
adoption of "An Act to Authorize Cities to 
Acquire, Etc., Street Railways," Etc. 
("Mueller Law"), submitted by the Corpora- 
tion Counsel, October 12, 1903, and made a 
special order for this meeting at 8:00 o'clock 
P.M. 

Aid. Foreman submitted a substitute ordi- 
nance (also prepared by the Corporation 
Counsel), for the ordinance in question and 
moved its adoption. 

The motion to adopt the substitute ordi- 
nance prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
substitute "ordinance. 

The motion to pass the substitute ordi- 
nance prevailed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moyni- 
han, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, 
Cullerton, Cerveny,Zimmer, Friestedt, Scully, 
Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts,Conlon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston, Dunn. Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, , Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 66. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 
Wubreas, An act entitled "An act to au- 
thorize cites to acquire, construct, own, 
operate and lease street railways and to pro- 
Vide the means therefor" was duly passed by 
the Forty-third General Assembly of the 



State of Illinois, and duly approved by the 
Governor of said State, and became and was 
in force from and after the first day of July, 
A. D. 1903; and, 

Whereas, It is provided in and by Section 
4 thereof, among other things, as follows: 

"This act shall not be in force in any city 
until the question of its adoption in such 
city shall first have been submitted to the 
electors of such city and approved by a ma- 
jority of those voting thereon. The city 
council of any such city may, by ordinance, 
direct that the question of the adoption of 
this act in such city be submitted to popu- 
lar vote at any general, city or special elec- 
tion in and for the entire city, coming not 
sooner than thirty days from and after the 
passage of the ordinance." 

now therefore, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the question of the adop- 
tion of an act entitled "An act to authorize 
cities to acquire, construct, own, operate and 
lease street railways, and to provide "the 
means therefor," approved May 18, 1903; in 
force July 1, 1903, commonly known as the 
"Mueller Law," in the City of Chicago be sub- 
mitted to popular vote at the next city elec- 
tion, to be held in the City of Chicago on 
Tuesday, the 5th day of April, 1904. 

Section 2. The question to be voted upon 
at such election shall be: 

Shall the act of the General Assembly of 
the State of Illinois, entitled "An act to 
authorize cities to acquire, construct, own, 
operate and lease street railways and to pro- 
vide the means therefor," approved May 
18, 1903, in force July 1, 1903, commonly 
known as the "Mueller Law," be adopted 
and in force in the City of Chicago? 

Section 3. The next city election for the 
election of the members of the City Council 
of the City of Chicago is hereby designated 
as the election at which said question is to 
be submitted to popular vote. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 



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1903 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims of sundry persons for 
decrease of water taxes, deferred and pub- 
lished October 12, 1903, page 1237. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
I Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Daiiey, Sloan, 
j Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
I Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
j Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny. Zimmer, Frie- 
| stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
i Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann,Williston,;Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays — Conloa, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to decrease the water taxes assessed 
against the following persons on the property 
named, in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for de- 
creases of water taxes on such properties: 

Crandall & Richardson, 3326 Centre 

avenue $ 

(And the Department Attorney is 

directed to proceed at once to collect 

same from the consumers of water at 

said premises during the term said 

$70.00 was assessed). 

Bethany Home, 2919 North Robey 
street 60 

J. W. McDonad, 3222 Ashland ave- 
nue 

Alfred F. Keeney, 1591 Armitage ave- 
nue 

J. G. O'Brien, 16 Lane place 

J. G. O'Brien, 23 Lane place 15 90 

Charles G. Moore, 115-27 56th street. . 275 40 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tions of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and a sub-committee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 



m 00 



37 



8 50 
21 90 



sented the report of the Committee on Finance 
on the claims of sundry persons for rebate of 
water taxes, deferred and published October 
12, 1903, page 1238. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughliu, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, ^Foreman, Stuckart, Daiiey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young", Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for re- 
bates of water taxes paid upon the properties 
named, and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from the Water Fund: 

M. M. Kirkman, 730 Washington boule- 
vard % 7 84 

A. W. Stanmeyer, 3853 and 61 N. 

Paulina street 10 46 

David Forsythe, 1806 Iowa street 5 62 

David Forsythe, 1808 Iowa street 5 63 

Joseph P. Mahoney, 1201-3 Sheffield 

avenue 7 00 

L. Weber, 4S1-3 W. Madison street. .. 23 70 
Philip Schreiber, 291 Mohawk street, . . 14 03 

This action is taken upon the several 
recommendations of sub-committee attached 
hereto. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims of sundry persons for 
compensation for injuries received while em- 
ployed in the intercepting sewers, deferred 
and published October 12, 1903, page 1238. 



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Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson. Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor,Young, Snow. Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz. Uever, Sitts, Powers, Moran. Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann. Williston. Dunn. Biake. Butler. Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley. Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

JS r ays — Conion, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names; same to be in full of claims for 
personal injuries received while at work on 
the intercepting sewers, as per waivers of the 
said persons respectively, attached hereto, in 
accordance with his recommendation also 
attached; and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay the same from appropriation for inter- 
cepting sewers: 

William T. Rafferty ..8 19 25 

Edward Ryder 87 75 

Andrew Foy 36 00 

Joseph Carpenter 19 68 

Daniel Lafferty 50 00 

Edw. Shaughnessy 150 1 

Hugh P. Ward 



105 00 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented tbe report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims of sundry persons for 
special assessment rebates deferred and pub- 
lished October 12. 1903, page 1238. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yea* — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan. 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sindelar, 



Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt. Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts. Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan. Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt. Ehe- 
mannJWilliston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer. Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch. Eidmann. Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Xays - Conion, Brennan— 2. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
named persons in the amount set opposite 
their names, upon presentation of the certifi- 
cates of payment hereto attached and upon 
proper identification : 

Warrant 19304, George Anderson 816 T2 

Warrant 230 i 5. W. E. Haxtun 31 10 

Warrant 23016, R. Young 20 35 , 

Warrant 23016, H. L. Meyer 16 28 

This action is taken upon the report of the 
Board attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Louis D. Lebrecht 
for compensation for personal injuries, de- 
ferred and published October 12. 1903, page 
1239. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloau, 
Rooney, Mavor. Youug,Suow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan. Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer. Frie- 
stedt, Scully. Maypole. Beilfuss. Anderson^ 
Kuuz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran. Finn. 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmaun. Werno, Schmidt. Ehe- 
mauu, Williston. Duun, Blake. Butler, Leach- 
man. Raymer, Larson. Carey. Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl. Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter. Race— 65. 

Nays — Conion, Brennan -2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 



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hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Louis D. Lebreeht the sura of fifty (150.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to said Louis D. 
Lebrecbt on May 14, 1903, at or near 1121 
Milwaukee avenue, by reason of a defective 
sidewalk, and charge same to the Finance 
Committee Fund, appropriations 1903, Official 
Record March 5th, 1903, page 2460. This 
action is taken upon the recommendation of 
the City Attorney and a sub-committee at- 
tached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of Austin E. Gordon for 
compensation for personal injuries, deferred 
and published October 12, 1903, page 1239. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen. Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe 
mann,Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays — Conlon. Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Austin E. Gordon in the sum of • ne 
hundred ($100.00) dollars; same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an accident 
to said Austin E. Gordon on June 4, 1903, in 
front of No. 2109 Fillmore street. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-com- 
mittee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, -on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 



Finance on the claim of Mrs. Alvina Hodg- 
kins for compensation for personal injuries, 
deferred and published October 12, 1903, page 
1239. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Kays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in favor 
of Mrs. Alvina Hodgkins in the sum of one 
hundred (1100.00) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims of whatever kind or 
nature arising from or growing out of an 
accident to said Alvina Hodgkins on June 19, 
1902, in front of No. 13 North Claremont 
avenue, by reason of a defective sidewalk. 

This action is taken upon the recommenda- 
tion of the City Attorney and a sub-committee 
attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Henry M. Vreeland 
for compensation for inuries to horse and 
damage to wagon and harness, deferred and 
published October 12, 1903, page 1240. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur ia the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 



October 19, 



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1903. 



Stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Wooiward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Henry M. Vreeland the sum of sixty ($60.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of an accident to the horse and 
rig of said Henry M. Vreeland on June 8, 
1903, at a point 125 feet east of Ashland ave- 
nue on Blanche street, by reason of a defective 
manhole cover, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriation 
ordinance 1903, Official Record March 5th, 
1903, page 2460. This action is taken upon 
the recommendation of the City Attorney 
and a sub-committee attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claim of Mary Bolland for 
compensation for damage to building de- 
ferred and published October 12, 1903, page 
1240. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughhn, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stucka'rt, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered^ That the Comptroller bo and he 



is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Mary Bolland the sum of twenty-nine and 
sixty-six one-hundredths (129.66) dollars; j 
same to be in full of all claims of any nature 
for damage to building known as 3255 South 
Centre avenue during the tearing down 
of adjoining building by theFire Department, 
and charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1903, Official Record 
March 5th, 1903, page 2460. 



The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Fi- 
nance on the claim of E. E. Walsh Transfer 
Company for compensation for loss of two 
horses, deferred and published October 12, 
1903, page 1240. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of the E. E. Walsh Transfer Company 
in the sum of one hundred and fifty ($150.00) 
dollars; same to be in full of all claims of 
whatever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of one or either of two accidents 
to the horses of said Transfer Company, 
whereby two horses were injured so badly 
that they were killed, one on October 7th, 
1902, in Clyboum avenue near the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railroad tracks and 
one on De ember 30, 1902, on the Indiana 
street bridge. 

This action is taken upon an opinion of the 



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City Attorney attached and the recommenda- 
tion of a sub-committee also attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Pi- 
nance on the order to connect the city water 
mains with with the mains of the Suburban 
Water and Light Company for fire protection 
in Austin, deferred and pupiished October 
18, 1903, page 1241. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prnib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson^ Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order a-i passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby authorized 
and directed to proceed to prepare to make 
connection between the city water mains as 
proposed in Austin avenue and Augusta 
street and the existing mains of the Suburban 
Water Company in Henry street, and to 
make such connection when the city mains 
are in Augusta street, in accordance with the 
attached correspondence and plat of the City 
Engineer, at a cost not to exceed the sum of 
five hundred ($500.00) dollars; and the ex- 
pense of same to be paid from the Water 
Fund. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Dunn, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Schools on a request of the Board of Educa- 
tion for twelve-room addition to Hedges 
School, deferred and published October 12, 
1903, page 1242. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 



The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows. 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moyniham, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, SKts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— ti5. 

Nays— Conlon. Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the sum of $95,000 be appro- 
priated for the erection of a twelve-room 
addition to the Hedges school building, with 
new heating and ventilating apparatus and 
to install new plumbing, and that the City 
Comptroller be and he is hereby authorized 
to set aside the sum of $95,000 from the 
unappropriated balance of the building 
account for the erection of said addition 
with new heating and ventilating apparatus 
and to install new plumbing. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Jackson, 
presented the report of the Special Com- 
mittee on Track Elevation on an ordinance 
amending an ordinance of June 18, 19. 0, for 
the elevation of the tracks of the P. Ft. W. 
& C. R'y and its lessee the Pennsylvania 
Co., deferred and published October 12, 1903, 
page 1244. 

Aid. Jackson moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, S uckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno Schmidt, Ehc- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Weudliug, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Conuell, Butterworth, 



October 19, 



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Badenoch, Eidmanu, Bihl, Johnson, Buxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Bace— 65. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordi- 
nance requiring the Pittsburgh, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Bailway, and its lessee 
the Pennsylvania Company and the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Bailway Company to change the plane of 
certain of their roadbed and railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago,''' passed June 
18, 1900, and published on pages 618 to 645 
inclusive, and amended March 16, 1903, and 
published on pages 2692 to 2695 inclusive, 
of the official record of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

oj Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance requiring the Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Bailway, and its 
lessee the Pennsylvania Company, and the 
Pittsburgh, Cin innati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Bailway Company to change the plane of 
certain of their roadbed and railway tracks 
within the City of Chicago," passed June 18, 
1900, and published on pages 618 to 645 in- 
clusive, and amended March 16, 1903, and 
published on pages 2692 to 2695 inclusive of 
the official record of the Council Proceedings 
of the City of Chicago, be and the same is 
hereby further amended as follows: 

Amend said ordinance on page 638, Section 
8, Paragraph 1, in the ninth line from the 
top of the right hand column, after the word 
"limestone" insert the words "or concrete 
masonry". 

Section 2. All the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of June 18, 1900, and the amendatory 
ordinance ot March 16, 1903, hereby amended, 
shall apply to all things provided for and cm 
braced in this ordinance, unless otherwise 
herein specially provided; and the rights, 



obligations, powers, and duties of the City 
and the said Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Bailway, and its lessee the Pennsyl- 
vania Company, and the Pittsburgh, Cincinati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Bailway Company 
shall be the same in all respects as if said 
ordinance of June 18, 1900, and the amend- 
atory ordinance of March 16, 1903, had origin- 
ally contained all the matters and things con- 
tained in this ordinance. The said ordinance 
of June 18, 1900, and the amendatory ordi- 
nance of March 16, 1903 and this ordinance 
shall be construed together the same as if 
both had been contained in said ordinance 
hereby amended. 

Sectiou 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage and ap- 
proval ; provided, however, that the same 
shall be null and void if said Pittsburg, Fort 
Wayne and Chicago Bailway, or its lessee the 
Pennsylvania Company, shall not within 
twenty (20) days from the passage of this 
ordinance file with the Mayor of the City oi 
Chicago an agreement duly executed, where- 
by said railway companies shall undertake to 
do and. perorm all the matters and things re- 
quired of them by this ordinance. After the 
filing of said agreement, as aforesaid, this 
ordinance shall be binding upon the City and 
said Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and Chicago 
Bailway, and its lessee the Pennsylvania 
Company, and shall not be materially modi- 
fied or amended without the consent of said 
Bailway Companies, but nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be deemed a waiver or 
surrender of the police power of the City of 
Chicago, or to deprive the City of the right 
to perpetually exercise such power. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Jackson, pre- 
sented the report of the Special Committee on 
Track Elevation on an ordinance amending 
an ordinance of October 23, 1899, tor the ele- 
vation of the tracks of the Chicago and 
Western Indiana, Railroad, deterred and pub- 
lished October 12, L908, page 1245. 

AM. Jackson moved to concur in the report 
and pass the ordinance. 



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The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Kooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett. Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton ; Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Beilfuss, Anderson, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt. Ehe- 
raann, Williston, Dunn, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Carey, Wendling, 
Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race — 65. 

Hays — Con Ion, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordin- 
ance requiring the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway and its lessee, the 
Pennsylvania Company, the Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company, the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad Company, the Chicago and 
Grand Trunk Railway Company, and the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company, 
respectively, to elevate the plane of certain 
of their railway tracks within the City of 
Chicago," passed October 23, 1899, and pub- 
lished on pages 1394 to 1429 inclusive, of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled, 
"An ordinance requiring the Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway and its 
lessee the Pennyslvauia Company, the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company, the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, the Chicago and 
Grand Trunk Railway Company, and the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company 
are each, respectively, hereby ordered and re- 
quired to elevate the plane of their roadbeds 
and tracks within certain limits of the City 



of Chicago," passed October 23, 1899, and 
published on pages 1394 to 1429 inclusive, of 
the official records of the Council Proceed- 
ings of the City of Chicago, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: 

Amend said ordinance page 1415, left hand 
column, by striking out the 2nd, 3rd and 4th 
lines from the bottom of said page and col- 
umn, under the head of "Subway in Fifty- 
ninth Street" and inserting in lieu thereof 
the following: 

"The depression of the sidewalk on the 
north side shall be uniform with the roadway 
and about one foot above the level of the 
same; and the sidewalk on the south side of 
the street east of the railroad company's 
right of way shall remain at the same grade 
that it now exists to a point about ninety-six 
(96) feet eist of the east line of Wallace 
street. From said initial point the south 
sidewalk shall descend to the west on a gra- 
dient of about 3.0 feet in 100 feet to a con- 
nection with the surface of the sidewalk on 
the east line of Wallace street. And the side- 
walk on the south side of the approach west 
of Wallace street shall be uniform with the 
roadway ^nd about one foot above the level 
of the same. Said sidewalk shall be retained 
by stone or concrete curb walls, and should 
the Commissioner of Public Works deem it 
necessary, shall be protected next the curb 
line with iron posts and railings." 

Also amend said ordinance page 1423, Sec- 
tion 8, Paragraph 1, in the 9th line from the 
top of the right hand column, after the word 
"limestone" insert the words "or concrete 
masonry." 

Section 2. All the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of October 23, 189J, hereby amended, 
shall apply to all things provided for and 
embraced in this ordinance unless otherwise 
herein specially provided. And the rights, 
obligations, powers and duties of the City of 
Chicago and the Pittsburg, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway, and its lessee the Pennsyl- 
vania Company, the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, 



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Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Compauy, the Chicago and Grand Trunk 
Railway Company and the Union Stock 
Yards and Transit Company shall be the 
"same in all respects as if said ordinance of 
October 23, 1899, had originally contained all 
the matters and things contained in this ordi- 
nance, and said ordinanca of October 23, 1899, 
and this ordinance shall be construed together 
the same as if both .had been contained in 
said ordinance hereby amended. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided, however, that the same shall be null and 
void if said Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road Company shall not within fifteen (15) 
days from the passage of this ordinance file 
with the Mayor of the City of Chicago an 
agreement duly executed, whereby said com- 
pany shall undertake to do and perform all 
the matters and things required of it by this 



ordinance. After the filing of said agree- 
ment, as aforesaid, this ordinance shall be 
binding upon the City and said Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railroad Company and 
shall not be materially modified or amended 
without the consent of said company, but 
nothing in this ordinance contained shall be 
deemed a waiver or surrender of the police 
power of the City of Chicago or to deprive 
the city of the right to perpetually exercise 
such power. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, October 26, 1903, at 7:30 o'clock 
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GUIDE TO COUNCIL MATTERS. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comptroller, 
Corporation Counsel, City Clerk, Commissioner of 
Public Works and all other city officers, depart- 
ments and branches of the city government will be 
found on pages , 1258 to 1273 



Both inclusive. 



Special Assessment Improvement and Repeal- 
ing Ordinances, submitted by the Board of Local 
Improvements; also all matters presented by the 
Aldermen, arranged as to ward numbers, begin- 
ing with the 1st Ward, will be found on pages... 1278 to 1293 



Both inclusive. 



Reports of the various committees to the Coun- 
cil will be found on pages 1293 to 1303 



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Unfinished business of former meetings pend- 
ing before the Council and disposed of at this 
meeting will be found on pages 1303 to 1311 



Both inclusive. 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, October 26, 1903. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, October 30, 1903. 



Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing;, Jackson, 
Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, Mayor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, 
Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cul- 
lerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Friestedt, Scully, 
Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwia- 
kowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Powers, Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, 
Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, 
Leachmau, Raymer, Larson, Wendling, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Wood- 
ward, Hunter and Race. 

Absent— Aid. Dailey, Anderson, Patterson, 
Palmer, Ehemann, Carey and Bradley. 

MINUTES. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the minutes of 



the regular meeting held October 19, 1903, be 
approved without being read. 

The motion prevailed. 



COMMUNICATIONS FROM THE MAYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, CORPORATION COUNSEL, CITY 
CLERK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AND ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AND BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted his report 
of releases from the House of Correction for 
the week ending October 24, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

October 20, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council'. 
Gentle <v:ey— o a July 30, 1903 yon:- Hon- 



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orable Body passed an ordinance vacating a 
portion of an alley running east and west 
between 48th and 49th streets, and running 
north and south between Hermitage avenue 
and Paulina street. This vacation was in the 
interest of St. Joseph's Polish Catholic 
Church. A provision of it was that St. 
Joseph's Polish Catholic Church should 
accept the ordinance within thirty days from 
the date of its passage. The church authori- 
ties did not understand that this requirement 
was made in the ordinance, and failed to file 
the necessary acceptance. 

1 would therefore suggest the repassage of 
the ordinance, which I transmit herewith. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Raymer moved the passage of the or- 
dinance submitted by His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Fick, 
Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cullerton, 
Cerveny, Zimmer, Maypole, Harkin, Beil- 
fuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, 
Conlon, Brennan, Powers, Moran, Finn, 
Minwegen, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, 
Werno, Schmidt, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, 
Blake, Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, 
Wendling, Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, 
Badenoch, Eidmanu, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Woodward, Hunter, Race— 58. 

Nays— None. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating that portion of the alley running 
east and west between Forty-eighth and 
Forty-ninth streets and between Hermitage 
avenue and the alley running north and 
south between Hermitage avenue and 
Paulina street. 
lie it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago . 

Section 1. Tlaai that portion of the six- 
teen IT) foot alley funning cast, and west 
bejjWeeVi K,>rty-('i<;hth M,d h\>rt..\ - 1. -n ill streets 



and between Hermitage avenue and the east 
line of the alley running north and south 
between Hermitage avenue and Paulina street, 
lying north of and adjoining Lot forty-one 
(41), and south of and adjoining the north 
eight (8) feet of Lot forty -two (42), in Block 
seventeen (17) of Chicago University Subdi- 
vision in Section seven (7:, Township thirty- 
eight (38) North, Range fourteen (14), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, being that 
portion of the said alley shown in the plat 
hereto attached, colored red, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed: Provided, 
however, that this ordinance shall not take 
effect until St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church 
shall have paid to the City Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago the sum of two hundred 
and forty dollars ($240.00) within thirty (30) 
days from the date of the passage of this 
ordinance ; and, provided further, that said 
St. Joseph Polish Catholic Church shall file 
a plat, showing said vacated alley, in the office 
of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County 
within thirty days, otherwise this ordinance 
shall be null and of no effect. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, I 

October 26, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— On December 17, 1902, your 
Honorable Body passed an order directing 
that no action be taken by the Chief Inspector 
of Steam Boilers against persons maintaining 
boilers under sidewalks in conflict with Sec- 
tion 1834 of the Revised Ordinances of 189? 
until further orders of the City Council. 

The question of the repeal or amendment 
of this section has been under eonsideratiou 
by your Committee on Judiciary since that 
time, but as yet without result. 

I transmit herewith a communication from 
the Chief Inspector of Steam Boilers, and 
with it a copy of an opinion from the Cor- 
poration Counsel, advising him that, owing 



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to the order of your Honorable Body already 
referred to, his hands are tied as far as pro- 
ceeding against persons maintaining boilers 
in violation of the city ordinances is con- 
cerned. He is advised, moreover, because 
these boilers are being illegally maintained, 
he may inspect them, but may not issue cer- 
tificates for them as called for by the ordi- 
nances. 

I would suggest that your Committee on 
t Judiciary be directed to give this matter as 
early consideration as possible. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Boiler Inspector's Office, } 
Chicago, October 21, 1903. J" 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir — I herewith enclose you a copy 
of an opinion I received from the Corporation 
Counsel's office in regard to the boilers be- 
neath the sidewalk. I wish, at your con- 
venience, that you would kindly advise me 
what action I shall take in this matter. 

I have made the annual inspection of these 
boilers since you took the matter up with me 
two years ago, but I have not given them any 
certificate. 

Yours very truly, 

James C. Blaney. 



Corporation Counsel's Office, ) 
Chicago, October 19, 1903. j" 

James C. Maney, Esq., Chief Inspector Steam 
Boilers and Steam Plants: 

Dear Sir— Replying to your letter of the 
5th inst. asking if you have the right to refuse 
to issue a certificate of inspection for a boiler 
located and used underneath a public side- 
walk, I beg leave to advise you that Section 
1834 of the Revised Ordinances of 1897 covers 
this point, and is in part as follows: 

"No boiler, steam shaft, furnace or steam 
pipe or cess-pool, shall be constructed or lo- 
cated for use, and no explosive substance or 
inflammable oil or substance shall be stored 
or kept for any purpose under any sidewalk 
in this city, * * * " 

, All boilers carrying steam pressure which 



are located under public sidewalks are there 
contrary to the provisions of the above ordi- 
nance, and also contrary to the law of the 
state. 

The order passed by the Council on Decem- 
ber 17, 1902, page 1624 of Council Pro- 
ceedings, directing that no action be taken 
against persons maintaining such boilers until 
the further action of the Judiciary Commit- 
tee, is probably sufficient authority for you 
to cease removing such boilers, but as the 
maintenance of such boilers underneath pub- 
lic sidewalks is clearly in violation of the law, 
the owner is not entitled to a certificate of in- 
spection from your department. 

Yours truly, 

Michael F. Sullivan, 

Assistant Corporation Counsel. 



(Signed) 



Approved : 
Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel 



LIST OF BOILERS UNDERNEATH SIDEWALKS. 

Aldrich Bakery Company, northeast cor- 
ner Adams and Clinton streets, two boilers 
connected up and in use— Inspector T. Conroy. 

Bijou Theatre, southwest corner Jackson 
and Halsted street, one boiler connected up 
and in use— Inspector J. Crowley. 

Great Northern Hotel Company, northeast 
corner Jackson and Dearborn streets, four 
boilers connected up and in use— Inspectors 
M. Conroy and J. Gonio. 

Rand, McNally & Co., 166 East Adams 
street, six boilers connected up and in use- 
Inspectors J. Crowley and J. Gonio. 

Spaulding & Co., southeast corner State 
and Jackson boulevard, one boiler connected 
up and in use— Inspector J. Gonio. 

Crerar, Adams & Co., southeast corner 
5th avenue and South Water street, one 
boiler eonnected up and in use— Inspector J. 
Gonio. 

W. F. McLaughlin & Co., 82 South Water 
street, three boilers connected up and in use- 
Inspector J. Gonio. 

J. L. Board, 176-78 South Clinton street 
two boilers connected up and in use— Inspec- 
tor J. Crowley. 



Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co. 



north- 



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east comer Lake and Wabash avenue, two 
boilers connected up and in use-Inspector 
J. Crowley. 

Penange Building, 45-47 Michigan avenue, 
one boiler connected up and in use. B. B. 
Miller & Co., owners, same place— Inspector 
J. Gonio. 

Sherman Bros. & Co., 22 and 24 South 
Water street, one boiler connected up and in 
use— Inspector J. Gonio. 

Montone Building, 163 State street, one 
boiler connected up and in use, E. S. Pike 
owner, First National Bank Building-In- 
spector J. Crowley. 

Maison du Lac Building, 235 Michigan ave- 
nue, two boilers connected up and in use, M. 
J. Bordman owner, same place-Inspector-J. 
Gonio. 

Bosford Building, northwest corner Mon- 
roe and Franklin streets, two boilers con- 
nected up and in use, Continent Shoe Com- 
pany, 229 East Monroe street— Inspector J. 
Gonio. 

Fairbanks, Morse & Co., northeast corner 
Monroe and Franklin streets, two boilers 
connected up and in use— Inspector J. Gonio. 
Assessor's Building, 75 Fifth avenue, one 
boiler connected up and in use, Rosenfelt & 
Stettuner, same place-Inspector M. Conroy, 
Bodes Building, 55 River street, one boiler 
connected up and in use, J. E. Wheaton & 
Co. tenants, same place, A. S. Trude owner, 
15, 99 Clark street— Inspector M. Conroy. 

Rauch Manufacturing Company, 83 West 
Chicago avenue, one boiler connected up and 
in use— Inspector M. Conroy. 

W. M. Hoyt Company, Michigan avenue 
and River street, one boiler connected up and 
in use— Inspector J. Gonio. 

Bonheur Building, 42 River street, one 
boiler connected up and in use. J. G. 
Williams, owner; Room 511, 42 River street- 
Inspector M. Conroy. 

Butler Bros., 230 East Adams street, two 
boilers connected up and in use-Inspector J. 
Crowley. 

Hoops Building, 107 Wabash avenue, two 
boilers connected up and in use. W. H. 
Hoops, owner, 10 12 East Monroe street- 
Inspector M. Conroy. 

McOonnicA Building, southwest corner 



Market and Jackson boulevard, two boilers 
connected up and in use. McCormick estate, 
Cyrus H. McCormick, deceased. Trustees- 
Cyrus McCormick, Jr., E. M. Fowler, Mrs. 
Nettie McCormick, 215 Dearborn street— In- 
spectors T. Conroy and M. Conroy. 

Galbraith Building, northeast corner 
Franklin and Madison streets, two boilers 
connected up and in use. G. Woodbury, 
agent, 1101 Columbus Memorial Building; 
John N. Galbraith, owner, Erie, Pa.-ln- 
spector J. Gonio. 

Manufacturers' Building, 18-30 West Ran- 
dolph street, two boilers connected up and in 
use. Clarke estate, Jonathan Clarke, de- 
ceased. Trustees-E. F. Bailey, Geo. T. 
Clark, Room 59, 52-54 Sherman street— In- 
spector J. Crowley. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 26, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— In compliance with a resolu- 
tion passed by your Honorable Body at its 
last regular meeting, authorizing the Mayor 
to appoint a committee of seven (7) Aldermen 
to serve as a Committee on State Legislation, 
I have the honor to name the following: 

Aid. Ailing, Chairman. 

Aid. Young, 

Aid. Harkin, 

Aid. Finn, 

Aid. Butterworth, 

Aid. Ehemann, 

Aid. Bradley. 

Respectfully, 

Cahter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 
Which was placed on tile. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, \ 

October 26, 1903. \ 

To til* Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 



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my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Buildings to issue a 
permit to Anton Kasper to change roof of 
building at 731 West 18th place. I would 
suggest a reconsideration of the vote by 
which the order was passed and its reference 
to your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 26, 1903. j" 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body at its last 
regular meeting, granting permission 
to Sam Stern to construct and maintain two 
openings in sidewalk in front of 387 South 
State street, for the reason that the ordinance 
is improperly drawn, containing no clause de- 
fining the period of duration of the privileges, 
no provision for covering the openings, nor 
for the removal of the covers and restoration 
of the sidewalk at the expiration of the grant. 
Moreover, the clause providing for the bond 
is indefinite and the amount of the bond is 
too small. 

I have had an ordinance prepared embody- 
ing these suggestions, and respectfully 
recommend that the same be passed, to take 
the place of the ordinance vetoed, without 
the customary reference to a committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Aid. Coughlin moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the ordinance referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be sub- 
stituted for the ordinance under considera- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Coughlin moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to Sam 
Stern, his successors and assigns, to con- 
struct and maintain two (2) openings each 
three (3) feet by three (3) feet in area, in 
the sidewalk in front of premises known as 
387 South State street, to be constructed ac- 
cording to plans approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, a copy of which said plans shall be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, and said openings shall 
be constructed in a 6afe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and t» the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 



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herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or» at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or 
assigns, shall restore said portion of 
the sidewalk at the place where said 
openings are located to a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works at his or their own expense, and with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered .by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein given; 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form, all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

SECTION 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the sidewalk 



in which said openings are located in a con- 
dition satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the filing of the acceptance in writ- 
ing of this ordinance by said grantee and the 
filing of the bond herein provided for. 



The following veto message- 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 26, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order.passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last regular meeting, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue a permit to Sigmund Freund to main- 
tain three coal holes in front of Nos. 2911 
and 2913 Wentworth avenue, and to place in 
the sidewalk over said coal holes two iron 
doors about 30x40 inches in size, on giving 
bond for $10,000 to save the city harmless 
from damages, for the reason that a privilege 
of this kind should only be granted in the 
form of an ordinance, providing, among 
other things, for the construction of said 
coal holes and doors according to plans to be 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and to be kept on file in his office, 
and for the construction of the work to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. There should also 
be a provision for the restoration of the side- 
walk upon the termination of the privilege, 
and the ordinance should definitely fix the 
duration of the privilege. 

I have bad an ordinance prepared embodying 
these suggestions, and respectfully recom- 
mend that the same be passed, to take the 
place of the order vetoed, without the cus- 
tomary reference to a committee. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, - 
Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Foreman moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, be substi- 
tuted for the order under eonsideration. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved the passage of the 
substitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughtin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. - 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 
The following is the ordinance as passed- 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to Sig- 
mund Freund, his successors and assigns, to 
construct and maintain three (8) coal holes 
with two (2) iron covers, thirty (30) inches 
by forty (10) inches in area, in the sidewalk 
at Nos. 2911 and 2918 Wentworth avenue, to 
be constructed according to plans approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, a copy of which said plans 
shall be kept on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and said iron 
doors shall be constructed in a safe and work- 
manlike manner, under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 



herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or assigns, 
shall restore said portion of the sidewalk at 
the place where said iron doors are located to 
a condition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works at his or their own expense, 
and without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issned by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission % herein given; 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form, all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the sidewalk 
in which such iron doors are located in a 
condition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the filing of the acceptance in writ- 



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ing of this ordinance by said grantee and the 
filing of the bond herein provided for. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, I 

October 26, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue a permit to Joe Josh to erect a wooden 
enclosure around bootblack stand in alley 
north of Ceylon Building, for the reason that 
the erection of a protection of this character 
would be a violation of the city ordinances. 



Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Department of Public Works, ) 
Chicago, October 26, 1903. f 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayor: 

Dear Sir— Referring to order appearing of 
record in the lower left hand column of the 
Council Proceedings of October 19. 1903, 
page 1274, that a permit be issued to Joe 
Josh to erect a wooden enclosure around 
bootblack stand in the alley north of the 
Ceylon Building, I beg to state: 

This order should be vetoed as it is a viola- 
tion of the city ordinances. 

Yours truly, 
F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



The following veto message: 



Mayor's Office, 

October 26, 1903. 



To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last regular meeting, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
issue a permit to Ole Stensland to connect 
water supply pipe with water main at No. 
158 Wilmot avenue, for the reason that a 
portion of this property is already under 
meter control. 



Respectfully, 

Carter H. 



Harrison, 

Mayor 



Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstandi g. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
October 26, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting 
directing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to take such steps as may be necessary to 
prevent the establishment of a wool-pulling 
establishment at the northeast corner of 
North Rockwell and Wellington streets, for 
the reason that this order should have been 
directed to the Commissioner of Health. 
I would suggest a reconsideration of the vote 
by which the order was passed, and its re- 
passage with the following amendment: 

Amend said order by striking out the 
words "Commissioner of Public Works" and 
substitute in ulace thereof the words "Com- 
missioner of Health.'' 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



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Aid. Leachman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the order referred to in 
the veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, 
was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Leachman moved that the order be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Leachman moved the passage of the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Health 
be and he is hereby directed to take 
such steps as may be necessary and 
proper in order to prevent the establishment 
and operating- of a wool-pulling establish- 
ment on the northeast corner of North Rock- 
well and Wellington streets, in accordance 
with request of attached petition. 

The City Comptroller submitted the follow- 
ing communication : 

Department of Finance. ) 
Chjcago, October 22, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Aldermen, in 
City Council Assembled : 

Gentlemen— I transmit herewith duplicate 
pay rolls for the month of September, 1903. 

Very respectfully, 

L. E. McGann, 

Comptroller. 

WhLh was placed on file. 

The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication : 



Office of the 
Corporation Counsel. 

October 26, 1903. 



To the Honorable, the City Council, of the City 
of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— At your last meeting you di- 
rected me to submit to your Honorable Body 
within two weeks an opinion "determining" 
the following questions: 

(1) Are there any legal obstacles which 
could be used to prevent the submitting of a 
franchise ordinance to the voters if the Coun- 



cil should direct that such ordinance be sub- 
mitted? 

(2) Could the Election Commissioners 
legally refuse to print such proposition on the 
ballot or in other manner refuse to submit 
such franchise ordinance to the voters if the 
City Council should decide in favor of said 
submission? 

It will be observed that these questions are 
presented in the abstract, and that there is a 
total absence of that definiteness of detail 
which is necessary for a precise answer to a 
concrete proposition. Accepting the ques- 
tions, however, as mere abstract propositions, 
I answer both interrogatories in the negative, 
with this proviso: That the questions be 
submitted in either case in one of the methods 
now established by law. 

Eliminating the Mueller street railway law, 
which has not yet been adopted in the City 
of Chicago, there are but three ways for 
the submission of general questions to popu- 
lar vote : One, the question of the issuance of 
bonds controlled by Section 3, Ch. 113, R. S. 
111. ; another, constitutional amendments or 
other public measures governed by Section 
303, Ch. 46, and Sections 9, 10 and 11, Ch. 7a, 
R. S. 111., and Article XIV. of the Constitu- 
tion of 1870; the third, an expression of opin- 
ion by electors on questions of public policy 
governed by Sections 428 and 429, Ch. 46, R. 
S. 111., known as the Public Policy Act. 

Your questions refer to "franchise ordi- 
nances." Assuming by this expression that 
you mean an ordinance of the City Council 
granting to a person or corporation the right 
to operate street railways in the public streets, 
it will be seen that none of the statutory pro- 
visions above referred to, except the last, 
authorize the submission to popular vote of 
the question of whether or not such an ordi- 
nance should become a law. Such ordinance 
at the present time could only be submitted 
to popular vote under the authority of the 
said Public Policy Act, and must be founded 
upon a written petition signed by twenty-tive 
per cent of the registered voters of the city. 

Very respectfully, 

Edgar B. Tolman, . 

Corporation Counsel. 

Which was placed on file. 

The City Electrician submitted the follow- 
ing communication and order- 



October 26, 



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Department of Electricity, j 
Chicago, III., October 26th, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago: 
Gentremen — Pending the re-inspection of 
all existing electric signs previous to severe 
weather and storms of winter, this depart- 
ment finds it necessary to stop the issuance of 
permits for electric signs until such a time as 
the inspection force can complete the work 
of re-inspection. 

It will be a great assistance to this depart- 
ment if your Honorable Body will refer all 
sign permits to a Committee until such a 
time as the Department can complete the re- 
inspection of all existing signs. 

I enclose herewith an order which I trust 
will meet with your approval and be passed 
without reference. 

Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 

Ordered, That, pending the re-inspection of 
all existing electric signs, all orders intro- 
duced for the erection of new electric signs 
be referred to the Committee on License. 

Which were referred to the Committee on 
License. 

Aid. Hunter moved to reconsider the vote 
last taken. 

The motion was lost. 

The City Electrician submitted the follow- 
ing communication and order: 

Department of Electricity, ) 
Chicago, III., October 26th, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City Council 
of the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— I would respectfully ask for 
the passage of the accompanying order trans- 
ferring $200.00 from "Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts" to the use of this Department for 
the purchase of additional badges, postage 
stamps, etc., to complete the amount neces- 
sary for expenditures of the Board of Ex- 
aminers of Automobiles for the year 1903. 
Only $775.00 was allowed in the appropria- 
tion hill, to which $225.00 has been trans- 
ferred in accordance with Council order of 
date .July 20th, L903. This transfer will 
make a total amount of $1,200.00. 



The fees collected for licenses during the 
year to date and turned into the City Treas- 
ury and credited to "Miscellaneous Receipts" 
amount to 14,086.00. 

Yours truly, 

Edward B. Ellicott, 

City Electrician. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
is hereby authorized and directed to transfer 
the sum of $200.00 from the fund known as 
"Miscellaneous Receipts" to the fund known 
as "Department of Electricity, for Board of 
Examiners of Automobiles." 

Which were referred to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The Commissioner of Public Works sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago, October 24, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the Mayor, and the City 

Council: 

Gentlemen— Referring to Council order 
of September 28, 1903, that the Commis"- 
sioner of Public Works ""submit specifications 
and cost of a pump at Springfield Avenue 
station to supply a thirty-six inch main from 
Springfield Avenue station in North avenue 
to West 60th street, and a twenty-four inch 
main south in Austin avenue to Madison 
street, twenty-four inch main to be continued 
east on Madison street to Homan avenue, I 
beg to submit herewith the report of the 
Assistant City Engineer in Charge with 
reference to same. 

Yours truly, 

F. W. Blocki, 

Commissioner. 



Department of Public Woeks, j 

Bureau of Engineering, > 

Chicago, October 24, 1903. ) 

Hon. F. W. Blocki, Commissioner of .Public 

Works: 

Dear Sir— Referring to the order of the 
Council, page 1105 of Proceedings, under 
date of September 28th, 1908, reading as fol- 
lows : 

"Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to sub- 
mit to this Council specifications and cost of 



October 26, 



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a pump at Springfield Avenue Station to 
supply a 36-inch main from Springfield Ave- 
nue Station in North avenue to West 60th 
street, formerly known as Austin avenue, 
and a 24-inch main south in Austin avenue 
to Madison street, 24-inch main to be con- 
tinued east on Madison street to Homan 
avenue." 

I beg to report that the estimated cost of the 
water mains proposed in the order is 1316,975. 
The original plan as laid out by this office for 
the furnishing of water to the Thirty-fifth 
Ward varies from that indicated in the order 
of the Council. The estimated cost of the 
mains to be laid in accordance with the rec- 
ommendation of the City Engineer is $251,- 
225. The cost of the fourth pump to be in- 
stalled in the Springfield Avenue Station is 
estimated at $75,000. Specifications have not 
as yet been prepared, but can be gotten up at 
short notice in case this work is authorized. 
Yours truly, 

J. H. Spbngler, 
AssH City Engineer in Charge. 
Which was placed on file. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court October 24, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 



A report and ordinance establishing the 
grade of sundry streets in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

By unanimous consent the ordinance was 
put upon its passage and passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, R'uxton^ Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



SPECIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 



Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue permit to 
H. V. Selfridge to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 1913 Archer avenue, 
dimensions of said sign being 2 ft.x5 ft. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
L. J. Marks to erect two (2) electric stand- 
ards on basement railing within four (4) feet 
from building at premises No. 277-79 Clark 
' street. Said electric standards to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical Depart- 
ment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Frazin & Oppenheim, 87 East Madison 
street, to erect an electric glass sign in front 
of said premises; dimensions of said sign be- 
ing 30 inches by 18 feet and to be erected 
flat against the building. Said sign to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with 
all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable' by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
L. J. Marks to erect a strip of electric lights 
along the cornice of balcony at premises Nos. 
277-279 Clark street. Said lights to be con- 
structed and erected in accordance with all 



October 26, 



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rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and to the satisfaction of the City 
Electrician. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. J. Williams to erect an electric sign, 8 
feet 6 inches long and 2 feet 11 inches wide, 
in front of premises at 116 East Randolph 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected iu accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Eleetrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, grading 
and paving with asphalt Adams street, from 
Wabash avenue to Market street. 

By unanimous consent, on m®tion of Aid. 
Kenna, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows' 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveay, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty. Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxtou, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



ceedings under the order of October 12 there- 
in referred to, except removal of signs and 
advertising from stairs and platforms of the 
elevated railroad companies, be suspended 
pending further action. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order 
and petition : 

Ordeeed, That the attached petition of ele- 
vated railroad companies, and the subject 
mattef thereof, be referred to the Committee 
on License, for consideration, and that pro- 



Chicago, October 22, 1903. 

To the Honorable Mayor and City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 

Gentlemen — The undersigned elevated 
railroad compan es, referring to the order 
passed on the 12th day of October, 1903, di- 
recting the removal of all signs and adver- 
tisements from the platforms and structures 
of elevated railroads, beg leave to suggest 
that they believe that further consideration of 
that matter would result in an arrangement 
which would be satisfactory and of value to 
the public, and not so exacting and drastic 
to the companies. 

The undersigned therefore ask that the 
subject be referred to the proper authorities 
or committee for conference, and that the en- 
forcement of the said order be stayed to await 
such further action as may be determined 

upon. 

Respectfully, 

The Metropolitan West Side Elevated 
Railway Company, 

By D. MacAllistek, 
President. 

The Northwestern Elevated Railroad 

Company, 

By C. Buckingham, 

President. 

South Side Elevated Railroad Company, 
By Leslie Carter, 
President. 

Aid. Mavor moved the reference of the 
order and petition to the Committtee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Ailing moved to suspend the rules 
for the purpose ot considering the same. 

The motion was lost by yeas aud nays as 
follows: 

□ Teas— Ailing, Stuckart, Rooney, Moertel, 
Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Scully, May- 
pole, Harkin, Minwegen, Williston, Dunn, 
Kuester, Wendling, Woodward, Hunter— IT. 

Nays — Kenna, Dixon, Jackson, Foreman 



October 26, 



1326 



1903 



Sloan, Mavor, Young-, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Sindelar, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, 
Moran, Finn, Dougherty, Sullivan, Herr- 
mann, Werno, Schmidt, Blake, Butler, 
Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Race — 41. 

After debate the order and petition were 
referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to Daniel 
A. Walsh, his successors and assigns, to con" 
struct and maintain an areaway three feet in 
width and not exceeding fifty feet in length 
in the sidewalks on Fifth avenue and on 
Twenty-seventh street at the northeast cor- 
ner of Fifth avenue and Twenty-seventh 
street, to be constructed according to plans 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, a copy of 
which said plans shall be kept on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and said area way shall be constructed 
in a safe and workmanlike manner under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance, or at any time prior 
thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. In 
case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore" 
said, said grantee, his successors or assigns, 
shall restore said portion of the sidewalk at 
the place where said areaway is located to a 
condition satisfactory to the Commissioner of 
Public Works at his or their sole expense, 
and without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 



authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no 
permit shall issue until the grantee 
herein shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a good and sufficient bond in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), 
with sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any and 
all liability, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered by 
it, said Citv of Chicago, or which it may be 
put to, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said city from 
or by reason of the passage of this ordinance 
or from or by reason of any act or thing 
done under or by authority of the permis- 
sion herein given; and conditioned further 
to observe and perform all and singular, the 
conditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this or- 
dinance, and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee herein, his successors 
and assigns, shall at all times keep the side- 
walk in which such areaway is located in a 
condition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the tiling of the acceptance, in 
writing, of this ordinance by said grantee, 
and the filing of the bond herein provided for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Suow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Hark in, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 



October 26, 



1327 



1903 



Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Wiliiston, 
Dunn, Kuester ) Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch,Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Dixon presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician he and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to Hong 
Fong to erect an electric sign in front of prem- 
ises at 229 31st street, first floor. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission here- 
by granted to be revocable by the Mayor at 
any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Jackson presented the following or- 
der: 

Whereas, A combination is said to exist 
whereby the cost of material for nearly all 
kinds of municipal improvements has been 
unduly enhanced and many such improve- 
ments prevented or greatly retarded by rea- 
son thereof, and an unjust burden has been 
thrown upon the taxpayers of this city ; and, 

Whereas, In the construction of the 
Drainage Canal vast quantities of stone, 
suitable to the uses of the city, were taken 
from said canal and removed to adjoining 
waste or spoil banks and are now lying there 
unused; and, 

Whereas, Many of the members of the 
Drainage Boaad have signified their willing- 
ness to turn over such portion of said stone 
as the city may wish to use for public im- 
provements; now, therefore, to the end that 
such material may be cheapened to the tax- 
payers of this city it is hereby, 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works examine said spoil banks for a suit- 
able location for stone crushers of a size and 
capacity adequate to the present and future 
nerd- of the City, and that bo report to this 



Council as early as possible the detailed cost 
of a plant fully equipped for su h purpose 
and the cost of delivery of broken and 
crushed stone at convenient points within the 
city. 

Which was referred to the Special Com- 
mittee on Paving Investigation. 

Aid. Jackson presented the following ordi- 
nance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

To amend an ordinance entitled "An ordin- 
ance requiring the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne 
and Chicago Railway, and its lessee, the 
Pennsylvania Company, the Pittsburgh, 
Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis Railway 
Company, the Chicago and Western In- 
diana Railroad Company, the Chicago and 
Grand Trunk Railway Company, and the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company, 
respectively, to elevate the plane of certain 
of their railway tracks within the City of 
Chicago," passed October 23, 1899, and pub- 
lished on pages 1394 to 1429, inclusive, of 
the Official Records of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of the City of Chicago. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance requiring the Pittsburgh, 
Fort Wayne and Chicago Railway and its 
lessee the Peunyslvania Company, the Pitts- 
burgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. Louis 
Railway Company, the Chicago and Western 
Indiana Railroad Company, the Chicago and 
Grand Trunk Railway Company, and the 
Union Stock Yards and Transit Company 
are each, respectively, hereby ordered and re- 
quired to elevate the plane of their roadbeds 
and tracks within certain limits of the City 
of Chicago," passed October 23, 1S99, and 
published on pages 1394 to 1429, inclusive, of 
the Oflicial Records of the Couucil Proceed- 
ings of the City of Chicago, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: 

Amend said ordinance, left hand column of 
page 1413, in the 13th line from the top of 
the page, by striking out after the words 
"Hanover street" the following: "Bissel 



October 



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1903 



street," and in the 26th line, same page and 
column, "Bissell street," under the head of 
subway in Fifty-first street. 

Section 2. All the provisions of the ordi- 
nance of October 23, 189.^, hereby amended, 
shall apply to all things provided for and 
embraced in this ordinance unless otherwise 
herein specially provided. And the rights, 
obligations, powers and duties of the' City of 
Chicago and the Pittsburgh, Fort Wayne and 
Chicago Railway, and its lessee the Pennsyl- 
vania Company, the Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, 
Chicago and St. Louis Railway Company, 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad 
Company, the Chicago and Grand Trunk 
Railway Company and the Union Stock 
Yards and Transit Company shall be the 
same in all respects as if said ordinance of 
October 23, 1899, had originally contained all 
the matters and things contained in this ordi- 
nance, and said ordinance of October 23, 1899, 
and this ordinance shall be construed together 
the same as if both had been contained in 
said ordinance hereby amended. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
from and after its passage and approval, pro- 
vided, however, that the same shall be null and 
void if said Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
road Company shall not within fifteen (15) 
days from the passage of this ordinance file 
with the Mayor of the City of Chicago an 
agreement duly executed, whereby said com- 
pany shall undertake to do and perform all 
the matters and things required of it by this 
ordinance. After the filing of said agree- 
ment, as aforesaid, this ordinance shall be 
binding upon the city and said Chicago and 
Western Indiana Railroad Company and 
shall not be materially modified or amended 
without the consent of said company, but 
nothing in this ordinance contained shall be 
deemed a waiver or surrender of the police 
power of the City of Chicago or to deprive 
the city of the right to perpetually exercise 
such power. 

Which was, on motion, deferred. 



Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all ordinances of the City 
of Chicago effecting, regulating and requir- 
ing the numbering of automobiles le and the 
same are hereby amended by inserting after 
the word "automobile" or words of reference 
thereto the words "and motoi cycles." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, dulj passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moyniham, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Culierton, Cerveny, Zimraer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
-61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

. Aid. Foreman, presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
take steps to have the owners of building 
northeast corner 37th and State street, lay 
sidewalk to front and ©n side of said building. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



FOURTH WARD. 



Aid. Stuckart presented the following 
order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
build one new catch basin on the west side of 
Mary street, 115 feet north of Archer aveuue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



October 26, 



1329 



1903 



The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of Archer 
avenue, from Chicago River to Lowe avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stuckart, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler,. Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Bidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



FIFTH WARD. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
South Halsted street, from 31st street to 39th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sloan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



SIXTH WARD. 



Aid. Young presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Samuel Ayres to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 636 to 640 East 43d 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized to transfer from appro- 
priation for City Collectors Office— Salaries 
9-A to Fund C, Stationery, Printing and 
Miscellaneous, the sum of four hundred 
eighty-three and ninety-five one-hundredths 
($483.95) dollars, in accordance with the re- 
quest of the City Collector attached hereto. 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby directed to submit his estimates for 
the year 1904 at as early a date as possible to 
this Council. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller is 
hereby directed and authorized to tran-fer 
the sum of one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) 
from account known as 42 Extra 7 (special 
castings) to account known as 42 T. T. 7 
(lumber). 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Mavor presented the claim of premises 
8228 Elizabeth street for rebate of water tax ; 
also the claim of F. P. Finegau for special 
assessment rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTH WARD. 



Aid. Bennett presented the claims of W. 
Meyer, M.. J. Scanlon, W. J. Dreflein, Ed- 
ward Billiat, Mrs. Peter Kieffer (widow of 
Peter Kieffer), E, G. Uihlein, Jos. Jehlicka, 



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August Johnson, Agnes B. Oetzel (widow of 
J. Oetzel),G. A. Hamilton, T. H.Howard, 
Henry F. Lippitt, C. L. A. Heisen (trustees 
of the estate of Charles L. Anthony, the 
assessment for which was paid by Wm. Post 
as executor of said estate), which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing filling and paving with 
rock asphalt Cornell avenue, from 632.12 feet 
north of 70th street to 71st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Ways— Conjon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, filling and paving with rock 
asphalt East End avenue, formerly Seipp 
avenue, from 632.16 feet north of 70th street 
to 71st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Bennett, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones-, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, 'Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt. Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 



nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
ders: j 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to W. V. Walton to erect an electric 
sign in front of No. 314 92d street. Said 
sign to be erected in accordance with the 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment of the City of Chicago, and said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any time 
in the discretion of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to Zeigers & Alterndorf to erect an 
electric sign in front of premises 9223 Com - 
mercial avenue. Said sign to be erected in 
accordance with the rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department of the City of 
Chicago and said permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the claim of 
Samuel Kaplon for personal injuries, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Jones presented an order for curbing, 
grading and macadamizing 73d street, from 
Jackson Park avenue to Bond avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in Indianapolis 
avenue, from Ewing avenue t® 103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Jones, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



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Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertei, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 
Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented the claim of the Great 
Northern Moulding Company for water re- 
bate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. H. Goldberg to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 282 West 12th street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Preib presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
compel the C. B. & Q. R'y and the C. & N. 
W. R'y to repair viaduct at Halsted and 16th 
streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
ordinance: 
jie it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section '■ That Section L052 of the Re- 



vised Code of Chicago of 1897 be and the 
same is hereby amended, so that the same 
shall read as follows, to-wit: 

"1052. Rendering, Etc., District^-lt shall 
be unlawful for any person, firm or corpora- 
tion to carry on the business of slaughtering 
of animals, or rendering of any animal mat- 
ter, or manufacturing the same into fertilizing 
material, or changing the form thereof in any 
manner by the use of heat, steam, fire, chemi- 
cals or otherwise at any place or in any 
establishment where such business is not now 
carried on within the City of Chicago, or 
within one mile of the limits of said city, 
except the same be done in that portion of 
said city which is bounded on the north by 
39th street, on the east by Butler street pro 
jected, and on the west by Western avenue, 
and excepting that portion which lies south 
of the South Branch of the South Branch of 
the Chicago River between South Center 
avenue and Ashland avenue; and except the 
same be done upon Lots four (4), five (5), 
and six (6) in Block three (3) of S. J. 
Walker's Subdivision of that part south of 
the Canal in the northwest quarter (%£) of 
Section thirty-one (31), Township thirty-nine 
(39), Range fourteen (14) East, of the Third 
Principal Meridian, in the City of Chicago, 
Illinois; provided, that such business at all 
times, wherever carried on, shall be so con- 
ducted as to create no offense or nuisance, 
and in strict accordance with the laws of the 
State of Illinois, and the ordinances of the 
City of Chicago, and under and subject to the 
condition of a license from said city as is 
provided by this article." 

Section 2. This ordinauce shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following or 
der: 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Health 

be- mihI he is hereby ordered and directed to 
oease the enforcement of Section io.v.' of the 



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City Code, in so far as the same effects Lots 
4, 5 and .6, in Block 3 of S. J. Walker's Sub. 
of that part south' of the canal in the north- 
west )i of Section 31, Township 39, Range 14, 
Bast of the Third Principal Meridian, until 
the further order of the City Council. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician issue a 
permit to Mr. Hitchcock to string a wire from 
555 to 562 South Ashland avenue. Said wire 
to be used only for a telephone signal or call 
bell. Such permit shall be subject to a revo- 
cation by His Honor, the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following or 
dinance: 



Be it ordered 
of Chicago: 



the City Council of the City 



Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the 
north side of 17th street, between Washtenaw 
avenue and Rockwell street, be and is hereby 
established at the curb line. 

Section 2. That all ordinances or parts.of 
ordinances in conflict with this ordinance be 
and are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badeuoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 



Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Zimmer presented 
ordinance: 



the following 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to Henry 
Kluge, his successors and assigns, to construct 
and maintain an iron cover, four feet by four 
feet, in the sidewalk at No. 1399 Ogden ave- 
nue, to be constructed according to plans 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago, and the said 
iron door shall be constructed in a safe and 
workmanlike manner under the supervision 
and lothe satisfaction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
^lO) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or assigns, 
shall restore said portion of the sidewalk at 
the place where said iron door is located to a 
condition, satisfactorily to the Commissioner 
of Public Works without cost or expense 
of any kind whatsoever to said City of Chi- 
cago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall have been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, and no 
permit shall issue until the grantee herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned to 
indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago "from any and all liability, 



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cost, damage or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever which may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said city from or by rea- 
son of the passage of this .ordinance, 
or from or by reason of any act or 
thing done under or by authority of the 
permission herein given, and conditioned 
further to observe and perform all and sin- 
gular the conditions and provisions of this 
ordinance. Said bond and the liability there- 
on shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee, his successors and assigns, 
shall at all times keep the sidewalk in which 
such iron door is located in a condition satis- 
factory to the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage and upon the filing of the acceptance in 
writing of this ordinance by said grantee and 
the filinar of the bond herein provided for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows' 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cmllerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkiu, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Durln, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

jVa?/.s— -Conlon , I '. renna n— 2. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
e8 timate for sis-Inch drains in South Trum- 



bull avenue, from West 26th street to West 
31st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Cerveny, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiaivowski, Dever, Sitts. Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn. Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, CTCon- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in South Sacramento ave- 
nue, from West 22d street to West 26th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Zimmer, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six inch drains in South Spanieling ave- 
nue, from West 80th street to West 31st 
si reet. 

By unanimous consent , on motion of Aid. 
Oervenv, the ordinance was passed and the 



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estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

r«as-Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, .Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, W.erfio, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kdester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl. 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Beilfuss presented the claim of S. 
Kohlstad for rebate on water tax, which was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Harkin presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to George 
A. Knoblauch, No. 1510 West Lake street, 
to place an electric sign in front of said 
premises, said sign to be erected in accord- 
ance with rules and regulations of Electrical 
Department. This permit to be subject to 
revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to E. 
A. Holroyd, No. 1012 West Lake street, to 
place an electric sign in front of said prem- 
ises. Said sign to be erected in accordance 
with rules and regulations of Electrical De- 
partment. This permit to be subject to revo- 
cation at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Maypole and Harkin presented the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby directed to render an opinion 
to this Council as to the rights of the Arte- 
sian Stone and Lime Works to occupy and 
excavate in Ohio street, between Campbell 
avenue and Rockwell street, in the Fourteenth 
Ward. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, Every Alderman in the City 
Council of the City of Chicago is by law made 
a peace officer; and, 

Whereas, It appears in the reports cur- 
rent in the daily press of this city that Aid. 
William Johnson, representing the Thirty- 
third Ward, has committed a crime of assault- 
ing and beating his aged mother, contrary to 
the laws of the State as well as contrary to 
the laws of nature; and, 

Whereas, By a report current in the same 
daily press in this city he admits having com- 
mitted the crime; and, 

Whereas, The morals of the community 
as well as the respect of this Council ought 
to be maintained ; therefore be it 

Resolved, That the subject matter of these 
resolutions be referred to the Judiciary Com- 
mittee of this Council to inquire into the 
truth of the foregoing charge and report 
their findings, together with their conclusions 
thereon, at the next regular meeting of this 
Council. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski moved the reference of 
the resolution to the Committee on Judiciary. 
Aid. Kunz moved to suspend the rules for 
the purpose of placing the resolution on file. 
The result of the roll call on Aid. Kunz's 
motion showing the absence of a quorum of 
the Council, the Chair directed the Clerk to 
call the roll of the Council for the purpose of 
determining the presence of a quorum and 
there were 

Fresent— Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, All- 
ing,Jackson, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, Mavor, 
Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moynihan, 
Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, Cul- 
lerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Friestedt, Scully. 
Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Joz- 
wiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 



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Powers, Moraa, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Wil- 
liston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leach- 
man, Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, 
O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, 
Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Woodwa'-d, Hunter, 
Race. 

Absent — Aid. Foreman, Dailey, Anderson, 
Patterson, Pain er, Ehemann, Carey and 
Bradley. 

The Chair directed the Clerk to proceed 
with the roll call on Aid. Kunz's motion to 
suspend the rules for the purpose of placing 
Aid. Jozwiakowski's resolution on file. 

The Clerk proceeded to call the roll, and 
the motion to suspend the rules was lost by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas— Coughlin, Kenna, Ailing, Stuckart, 
Rooney, Jones, Moynihan, Novak, Cullerton, 
Cerveny, Friestedt, Scully, Maypole, Kunz, 
Dever, Conlon, Wendling, Johnson-— 18. 



-Dixon, Sloan, Mavor, Young, Snow, 
Preib, Moertel, Zimmer, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Jozwiakowski, Sitts, Finn, Minwegen, Dunn, 
Blake, Butler, Leachmao, Raymer, Larson, 
Hunter, Race— 22. 

Thereupon, the resolution was referred to 
the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Jozwiakowski presented the claim of 
Dr. I. Sher for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented the claim of E. A. 
Schreiber for repairs to police court at the 
West Chicago Avenue station, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dever presented an order for paving 
(asphalt) Green street, from Kinzie street to 
Pan Handle R. R. Co.'s alley, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Sitts presented the following order • 

Ordered, That the City Eleetrician be and 

he is hereby directed to issue a, permit to 



D. Geymer to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 234 Milwaukee avenue. Di- 
mension of said sign to be as follows: 
Length, 5 feet 6 inches; heisrht, 2 feet 3 
inches; width, 3 inches; weight, 70 pounds. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dever and Sitts presented the follow- 
ing" order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
The Skandinaven Co. to erect a double 
electric sign in front of premises at 183 
North Peoria street. The dimensions of 
said sign to be three (3) feet by ten (10; feet. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid Brennan presented an ordinance in 
favor of J. M. Arnold for a steam pipe across 
alley, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. Brennan presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered to issue a permit to 
W. S. Young to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 397 West Madison street. 
Said sign to be erected in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department of the City of Chicago, and said 
permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time at the option of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That- the City Electrician be and 

lie is hereby ordered and directed to issue a 
permit to John 1). Gazzola to string an elec- 
tric wire from No. 401 West Madison street 



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. 



to 523 West Madison street. Said wire to be 
strung in accordance with the rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department of the 
City of Chicago a D d said permit to be subject 
to revocation at any time at the option of the 
Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and he 
is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
F. Hunt to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 151 South Canal street. 
Said sign to be erected in accordance with 
all the rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Deoartment of the City of Chicago, and 
said permit to be subject to revocation at any 
time in the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Conlon presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to J. LaBarber to erect a barber pole 
in front of No. 64 South Elizabeth street. 
Said barber pole to be placed on the sidewalk 
near the curb stone. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



to all rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works and to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Powers presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Build- 
ings issue a permit to V. Panico to raise 
building, 119-121 Vernon Park place, to a 
height not to exceed five feet from the ground. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Moran presented the claim of Jas. 
Ralston for special assessment rebate, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Moran presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Trunk and Bag Workers* 
Union to string a banner at Harrison and 
Halsted streets and at Clark and Ontario 
streets for a period of twenty days, subject 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt South Irving avenue, from West 
Monroe street to West Harrison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Finn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

j €as _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling. Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 



Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with asphalt Olive street, from 
West Taylor street to West 12th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Finn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by jeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sicdelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny Zimmer, Fne- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 



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Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority- 
he and the same are hereby given and granted 
unto Elizabeth Loehr, her successors and 
assigns, to construct and maintain in the 
sidewalk in front of the premises No. 226 
East Chicago avenue, two iron coal holes, 
measuring 24 inches in diameter, and five 
coal holes measuring 24 inches in diameter in 
front of the premises, 210, 212, 214 and 216 
La Salle avenue; the said coal holes and 
covers shall be constructed according to 
plans approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, a copy 
of which said plans shall be kept on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and said holes and covers shall be 
constructed in a safe and workmanlike man- 
ner under the supervision and to the satisfac- 
tion of the Commissioner of Publie Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein given shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the passage of this 
ordinance, or at any time prior thereto at the 
discretion of the Mayor. 

Section '6. - At the expiration of the term 
herein granted the said coal holes and covers 
herein authorized shall be removed by said 
grantee, her successors and assigns, unless 
this ordinance shall be renewed, and if so 
removed Bald sidewalks shall be restored to a 
•.rood condition satisfactory to the Commis 

inner of Public Works at flic sole "expense of 



the grantee herein, her successors or assigns, 
and without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the said City of Chicago. 

Section 4. No work shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a per- 
mit authorizing the same shall have been 
issued by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no permit shall issue until grantee herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
said City of Chicago from any and all 
liability, damage or expense of any kind 
whatsoever which may be suffered by 
the said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to, or which may accrue against 
be charged to, or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason of any act or any 
thing done under or by authority of the per- 
mission herein given; and conditioned fur- 
ther to observe and perform, all and singular, 
the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance. Said bond and the liability of the 
surety thereunder shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges and authority herein granted, shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the grantee herein, her successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the surface of 
the said sidewalks surrounding said coa 
holes in a condition satisfactory to the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall lake effect 
and be in force from and after its passage 
and the filing of the acceptance in writing of 
this ordinance by said grantee and the filing 
of the bond herein provided for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlln, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



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Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Movnihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
# Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, OCon- 
nell, Butterworth;Badenocb,Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 
Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the following 
orders : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Schober & V^oigt to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 128 Wells street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to E. 
Frohn & Fritzi to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 649 North Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion duly passed. 

Aid. Minwegen presented the claim of S. 
E. Reid for special assessment rebate, which 

was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Sullivan presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Arthur Linke to erect an electric sign in front 
of his premises, 183 Wells street. Said sign 
to be constructed and erected in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the Electrical 
Department and to the satisfaction of the 
City Electrician. The permission hereby 
granted to be revocable by His Honor, the 
Mayor, at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Morgan Gordon to erect an electric sign in 
front of his premises, 97 East Chicago 
avenue. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable 
by His Honor, the Mayor, at any time at his 
discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order for asphalt 
paving on Hein place, from Sedgwick street 
to Cleveland avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the claim of C. E. 
Kehm for special assessment rebate, which 
was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance, 
Aid. Werno presented the following orders : 
Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Carl Kruegerto erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 440 Webster avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electr cian. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John S. Hottinger to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at 224 Lincoln avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with all rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the 
satisfaction of the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 
Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



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Aid. Herrmann presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John M. Jamm to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at No. 1021 North Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Orchard 
street, from North avenue to Fullerton 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Werno, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, N vak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Kays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the claim of C. H. 
Hutchins for refund of building permit and 
for water rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered) That the City Electrician he and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 



Geo. W. Atzel to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 864 Clybourn avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. C. Martens to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 136 Center street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Schmidt presented an ordinance va- 
cating a part of Chester street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, North Division. 

Aid. Leachman (for Aid. Ehemann, absent) 
presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Thomas Lyons to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 185 Webster avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance wit'i all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by. the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston presented the claim of John 
R. Youngberg for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Williston presented 
order: 



the following 



Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 

he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
A. Forchas to erect an electric sign in front 



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of premises 1345 and 1347 North Clark street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, filling and macadamizing 
Rokeby street, from Grace street to Sheridan 
road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dunn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegan, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlou, Brennan — 2. 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester; Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
-61. 

Nat/s- Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Kuester presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered to erect and maintain 
two gasoline lamps on Bradley place, between 
Leavitt street and Hoyne avenue. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of North Seeley avenue, from Wavdand ave- 
nue to School street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kuester, -the ordinance was passed and the 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presented an ordinance vacating 
the north and south alley, between Ridgeway 
and Lawndale avenues, from the Chicago, 
Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway southward 
125 feet, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, W. D. 

Aid. Butler presented the claim of M. D. 
Townsend for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Butler presented the following 
orders: 

Ordered, That the report of the Finance 
Committee regarding the personal injury 
claim of Mrs. Nellie Bomhake filed September 
28, 1903, be taken from file and re referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to lay water main in North 64th 
avenue from West Irving Park Boulevard to 
West Waveland avenue, providing he is 
satisfied that a revenue of ten cents a foot per 
annum will be derived therefrom. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
lay water main in West Addison avenue be- 
tween Elston and Kedzie avenues providing 



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it will pay the revenue required by ordi- 
nance. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Leachman presented the following- 
orders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician remove 
patrol box from northwest corner to north- 
east corner of Armitage avenue and Tripp. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is herebv directed to 
lay a water main in Melrose street, from a 
point 469 feet east of California avenue to 
Washtenaw avenue, if upon a proper survey 
it is shown that the required revenue of ten 
cents per foot will be derived therefrom. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Leachman presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicago; 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on West 
Grace street, from 40th avenue to the tracks 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railroad be and is hereby established at 
eight feet from the curb line to the inside 
line of said walk. 

Section 2. All other ordinances in con- 
flict with this ordinance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Suow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypols, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Silts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

\<i;/\ Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paviug 
with slag macadam O'Brien avenue, from 
Grand avenue to Wabansia avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 
follows- 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
s4edt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulii- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, grading and paving with slag 
macadam Monticello avenue, from West Ful- 
lerton avenue to West Diversey avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak. Sindelar, 
.Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Ways ("onion, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in North 41st court, from 
Bloomingdale avenue to Wabansia avenue. 



r 



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By unanimons consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

Y eas _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Movnihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in West Belden avenue, 
from Hancock street to Kimball avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved Dy yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Bums, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



Aid. Raymer presented the following or- 
der. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he* is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
S. Frankl to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 1897 Milwaukee avenue. Di- 
mensions of sign 18x54 inches. Said sign to be 
constructed and erected in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Electrical De- 
partment and tc the satisfaction of the City 
Electric an. The permission hereby granted 
to be revocable by the Mayor at any time 
at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented the claim of the 
Art Bedstead Co. for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Burns presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
W. F. Weller to erect an electric sign, 3x8^ 
feet, in front of premises at 4127 South 
Halsted street. Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department and 
to the satisfaction of the City Electrician. 
The permission hereby granted to be revoc- 
able by the Mayor at any time at his discre- 
tion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Burns presented the following ordi- 
nance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. Permission and authority are 
hereby given to Jacob Koehler, his succes- 
sors and assigns to construct and maintain 
for a period of ten (io) years a wagon scale in 
42d street near Emerald avenue. 

Section 2. Said scale shall be located and 
constructed under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said City of Chicago, and said Jacob 
Koehler, his successors and assigns shall Keep 
and maintain same and the portion of the 
street surrounding said scale in good condition 
and repair, safe for public travel, satis- 



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factory to the said Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said grantee shall enter into a 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000). with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned to indemnify and save harmless said 
city from all loss, damage and expense which 
may in any manner arise or grow out of the 
construction and maintenance of said scale, 
or from or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given, and conditioned further to 
observe and perform, all and singular, the 
conditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
The said bond and the liabilities thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in force, then the privileges and authority 
herein granted shall thereupon cease; 
and said scale shall be so constructed that 
it shall not impede or obstruct traffic in any 
way. Said Jacob Koehler, his successors and 
assigns shall keep and maintain that, part of 
said 42d street adjacent to and about said 
scales in good repair and condition at said 
grantee's expense. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted the said Jacob Koehler, his 
successors and assigns shall forthwith remove 
said scale and its appurtenances, and restore 
said street to its proper condition to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
so that the portion of said street where said 
scale has been located shall be put in the same 
condition as the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval, provided the said Jacob Koehler 
shall file his written acceptance hereof, and 
the said bond, with the City of Chicago, with- 
in thirty days from and after the passage and 
approval hereof. 

Section 5, The rights and privileges here- 
in granted may be revoked at anytime by 



order of the City Council of the City of 
Chicago. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Siudelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss r 
Kuhz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, *Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for a cement sidewalk on both sides 
of West 45th street, from Stewart avenue to 
State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Burns, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. O'Connell presented the following 
orders: 

On/era!, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works bo and he is hereby directed to 



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issue a permit to William Hanshil to erect a 
barber pole at northeast corner 62d and Mor- 
gan streets. Said permit to be revocable at 
the discretion of His Honor, tbe Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Empire Music Hall to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 6146 South Halsted 
street. Said sign to be constructed and erected 
in accordance with ail rules and regulations 
of the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Manager, Marlow Theater to erect an electric 
sign in front of premises at northwest corner 
63d street and Stewart avenue; size of sign 
9x13 feet. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Electrical Department 
and to the satisfaction of the City Elec- 
trician. The permission hereby granted to 
be revocable by the M yor at any time at his 
discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. O'Connell presented an ordinance in 
favor of Wm. Rosenthal to construct an 
opening in sidewalk in front of 6116 Aber- 
deen street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Butterworth and O'Connell presented 
the claim of Thomas F. Malone for personal 
injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for curbing, grading and paving with 
slag macadam Laflin street, from Garfield 
boulevard to West 59th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 



stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con. 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 
Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 
/ 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Laflin street, from 
West 61st street to West 63d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Att?/s— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Honore street, from 
West 59th street to West 63d street, 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Teas— -Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuekart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young:, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Piie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmaun, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman. 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 



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nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmarm, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2, 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the claim of D. 
B. Robinson (G. & C. F. Tidholm) for spe- 
cial assessment rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Badenoch presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Hisgen Bros, to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 6856 Wentworth avenue. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department, and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Clerk be and he is 
hereby directed to take from file and re-refer 
to Finance Committee claim of J. D. Mallette 
(assignee B. F. Cronkrite & Co.) account 
laying water pipe, placed on file March 18, 
1901, Document 3196. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt West 69th 
street, from South Halsted street to Went- 
worth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yean— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Freib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkiu, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dover, Si its, Towers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Weruo, Sehmidt, Williston, 



Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cinder sidewalk on both sides of Pros- 
pect avenue, from West 95th street to a point 
625.55 feet south of the south line of West 
103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
Stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
-61 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

» 

Aid. Bihl presented an order for sewer in 
103el place, - from Wentworth avenue to 
Wallace street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Johnson presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to issue a 
permit to Jas. S. Smith to string a banner 
sign across Washington street, at No. L81, 
the permit to expire December 7th, L908, 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 
The Hoard of Local Improvements submitted 



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a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
.for six-inch drains in Union avenue, from 
West 99th street to West 103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Johnson, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows* 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan — 2. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ruxton presented the claim of James 
R. Smith for personal injuries; also the 
claims of August and Eva Cliff for special 
assessment rebates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ruxton presented an order for water 
supply pipes in South 41st court, from West 
31st street to West 32d street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Ruxton presented an ordinance closing 
all city offices at 12 o'clock noon on Satur- 
days, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Jackson moved its reference to the 
Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Ruxton moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the ordinance. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Stuckart, Rooney, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Sindelar, Cullerton, 
Cerveny, Zimmer, Harkin, Kunz, Jozwia- 
kowski, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 



Powers, Moran, Finn, Dougherty, Sullivan, 
Schmidt, Williston, Kuester, Butler, Leach- 
man, Wendling, Burns, O'Connell, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 

—37. 

Nays— Dixon, Ailing, Jackson, Foreman, 
Sloan, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Novak, Moertel, Friestedt, Maypole, Beilfuss, 
Minwegen, Herrmann, Werno, Dunn, Blake, 
Raymer, Larson, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann — 25. 

Thereupon, the ordinance was referred to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in Millard ave 
nue, from West 28th street to West 30th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Maynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following ordi 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to 
Frederick J. Bippus. his successors and as- 
signs, to construct and maintain three (3) 
iron doors in the sidewalk outside of the 



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premises located at the southeast corner of 
Fulton street and South 48th avenue, to be 
constructed according to plans to be approved 
by the Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago, a copy of which said plans 
shall be kept on file in the office of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and said doors 
shall be constructed in a safe and workman- 
like manner under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease and determine ten 
(10) years from and after the date of the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 
prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor. 
In case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by tne 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or assigns, 
shall restore said portion of the sidewalk at 
the place where said doors are»located to a 
condition satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works, without cost or expense of 
any kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under 
authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall be issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and no per- 
mit shall issue until the grantee herein shall 
execute to the City of Chicago a good and 
sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten thou- 
sand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, dam- 
age or expense of any kind whatsoever whieh 
may be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which it may be put to, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or recovered from 
said city from or by reason of the passage of 
this ordinance, or from or by reason of any 
act or thing done under or by authority of 
the permission herein given ; and condi- 
tioned further to observe and perform, 
nil and singular, the conditions and provis- 



ions of this ordinance. Said bond and the 
liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereup n 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee herein, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the sidewalk 
in which said doors are located in a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage and 
upon the filing of the acceptance, in writing, 
of this ordinance by said grantee, and the 
filing of the bond herein provided for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman. Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihau. Fick, Preib, Novak, S'ndelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Handn, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 

Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 

Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Biennan— 2. 



Aid. Hunter presented the claim of Dr. E, 
M. Hill for services rendered the city in a 
personal injury case, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following or- 
der: 

Whereas, The railroad company operating 
carson Randolph street, from 4Qth to West 
60th, has raised the street two to three feet 
above its legal level, thereby closing catch 

basins and shedding water on both sides into 



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the residences of the people which abut on 
that street; and 

Whereas, No legal authority has ever 
been given to them to cause this inconvenience 
and financial loss to residents of that district. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
proceed as soon as court decision is decided- 
ar to railroad company's rights in Randolph 
street, to have the street brought to its proper 
level forthwith, and all catch basins replaced 
on each corner of every street where they 
have been filled up by illegal raising of these 
tracks. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Fred J. Bippus to place a 
three-foot iron water trough on sidewalk out- 
side of premises located at the southeast cor- 
ner of Fulton street and South 48th avenue. 
Said trough to be constructed in accordance 
with all city ordinances and to the satisfac- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
This permission to be revoked at any time by 
order of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Aid. Race presented an order directing the 
Commiesioner of Public Works to proceed at 
once to remove all advertising signs on the 
elevated railway stations and moved its pas- 
sage. 

Aid. Ailing moved its reference to the 
Committee on License. 

Aid. Race moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order. 

The motion was lost. 

Thereupon, the order was referred to the 
Committee on License. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt South 48th avenue, from West 
Lake street to Washington boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 



estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con-" 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Bidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Con Ion, Brennan— 2. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in the west side of South 
48th avenue, from West Randolph street to 
Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Race, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Franklin avenue, 
from South boulevard to Madison street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Hunter, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

reas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



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Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Culierton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scul y, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wehdling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butteworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for a cement sidewalk on both sides of 
North 51st avenue, from Augusta street to 
West Kinzie street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Race, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows : 

y"m.s— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, .Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Culierton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan— 2. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 
COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the petition of Ralph L. Wyman for 
cancellation of tax certificates and issuance 
of quit claim di eds, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
onlcr. 



Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 26th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finanee, to whom was 
reftred petition of Ralph L. Wyman for can- 
cellation of tax certificates held by the city 
and issuance of quit claim deeds to certain 
property held by the city under tax sales, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Clerk be 
and they are hereby authorized and directed 
to issue quit claim deed to the owners of Lot 
7, Block 2 in Grayland, in Section 22-40-13 ex- 
cept the east 31.3 feet of the city's interest in 
and to the said property acquired by tax 
deeds issued to the city on July 18, 1900, Oc- 
tober 22, 1901 and September 16, 1902, upon 
payment to the city of the amount of one 
hundred forty-nine and twelve one-hun- 
dredths ($149.12) dollars; and be it further 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel the 
certificates of sale on the same property held 
under sales of November 14, 1900, and October 
26, 1901, upon payment to the city of the sum 
of twenty-one and eighty-six one-hundredths 
(121.86) dollars. 

This action is taken upon the information 
in the Comptroller's letter of October 17, 
1903, attached hereto. 

Wm. Mayor, 
Chairman, 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred sundry claims for special a sessment 
rebates, submitted a report recommending 
the passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 
The motion prevailed. 
The following is die report: 

Chicago, October 26th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Coxmcil Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 



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referred claims for special essessment rebates 
made by John A. Slocum, Wm. M. Preston, 
M Kosminski, R. R. Thomas and Dora 
Martha, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the fellowing order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and:it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names; same being rebates of special assess- 
ments paid under the several warrants men- 
tioned and to be issued upon proper identifi- 
cation and the presentation of the certificates 
of payment attached hereto: 
Warrant 22941. John A. Slocum.. . $48 40 
Warrant 19155. Wm. M Freston, first 

installment 36 09 

Warrant 19155. Wm. M. Preston, sec- • 

ond installment 86 09 

Warrant 20535. M. Kosminski 54 12 

Warrant 10050. R.R.Thomas. 4 81 

Warrant 23312. Dora Martha 12 79 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



intercepting sewers, as per waiver attached 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriation for intercepting 
sewers. This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, attached. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Chairman. 



ALSO 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
petition of Jones & Laughlins for compensa- 
tion for loss of property by fire; claims of 
Wales Nichols, A. Burger and John Brandt 
for sidewalk intersections (adverse recom- 
mendations by the Board of Local Improve- 
ments attached) ; Fred'k A. Winkelman for 
settlement of claim for damages to property ; 
Joseph Miller for refund of fine and Council 
order to dismiss suit against Adam W r olf, 
Ex-City Treasurer, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the 
port. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of Matt J. Ryan for personal in- 
juries on intercepting sewers, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 26th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Matt J. Ryan for compensa- 
tion for personal injuries received on inter- 
cepting sewers, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Matt J. Ryan 
in the sum of twenty-six and twenty -five one- 
hundredths ($26.25) dollars; same to be in 
full of all claims for injuries received on the 



re- 



The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending Section 29 of 
the building ordinance in re passenger and 
freight elevators, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled; 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance amending Section 29 
of building ordinance" in re passenger and 
freight elevators, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend that the ordinance do pass. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman . 



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Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance to improve 
the construction, operation, service and 
safety of passenger and freight elevators, 
passed by the City Council, November 13, 
1899, and printed at pages 1604 5 of the 
Council Proceedings of 1899-1900 (which 
said ordinance is known as Section 29A of 
the codified building ordinances) be and the 
same is hereby amended as follows: 

Amend said ordinance by inserting in Sec- 
tion 1, line 15, after the syllable "ings" and 
before the word ''and," the words "and it 
shall be unlawful for any person, firm or cor- 
poration to construct, or begin the work of 
constructing any such elevator or elevators, 
within the corporate limits of the City 
of Chicago, unless a permit shall 
first have been issued to the owner or 
agent of the building in which such elevator 
or elevators are to be constructed, or unless 
the person, firm or corporation constructing 
such elevator or elevators shall, upon the 
failure of the owner or agent so to do, pro- 
cure a permit for such construction from the 
Commissioner of Buildings." 

Further amend said ordinance by adding at 
the end of Section 1 thereof, the words: 

"The Commissioner of Buildings shall, 
and is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue such permit for the construction of 
such elevator or elevators, after applica- 
tion therefor in writing shall have been 
made to the Commissioner of Buildings, by 
the owner or agent of the building in which 
such elevator or elevators are to be con- 
structed, or by the oerson, firm or corpora- 
tion constructing the same, and when such 
application and plans and specifications 
conform with the requirements of this ordi- 
nance, upon the payment of a fee of two 
(•♦2.00) dollars, by such applicant, for such 
permit." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
and effect from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 



an amendment to Section 1307 of the Revised 
Code in re. clay holes, submitted a report 
recommending the passage of an accompany- 
ing ordinance. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 20th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled ,\ 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance amending Section 1307 
R. C. in re. clay holes, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the ordinance as 
amended. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 

Section 1. That Section 1307 of the 
Revised Code of the City of Chicago, 1897, be 
and the same is hereby amended to read as 

follows: 

"1307. The owners of any real estate 
within the City of Chicago upon which 
are located or situated any clay holes or 
other similar excavations to be enclosed with 
wooden or wire fences of not less than six 
feet in height. When such fences are of 
wire, only smooth or non barbed wire 
shall be used and such fence or fences 
shall consist of not less than eight rows of 
wire and such rows of wire shall not be 
morethan nine inches apart. Any viola- 
tions of this section shall subject the 
offender to a fine of not more than two 
hundred dollars ($200.00) for each offense." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 

a resolution to notify owners of privy vaults 
concerning ordinances providing for removal 
Of; ordinance providing for half fare for 
Children under 12 years of age by elevated 
railroads ; communication to amend ordinance 
concerning the constitution of the Automo- 



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bile Board, submitted a report recommend- 
ing that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

The Committee on Local Transportation, 
to whom was referred an ordinance estab- 
lishing a Department of Local Transporta- 
tion, submitted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying ordinance. 

Aid. Bennett moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 26th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Transportation, 
to whom was- referred an ordinance establish- 
ing a Department of Local Transportation, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the passage 
of the following ordinance. 

Frank I. Bennett, 
Chairman. 



AN ORDINANCE 

To establish a Department of Local Trans- 
portation. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there is hereby estab- 
lished an executive department of the mu- 
nicipal government of the City of Chicago, 
which shall be known as the Department of 
Local Transportation. 

Section 2. That there is hereby created 
the office of Local Transportation Expert, 
who shall be the head of the Department of 
Local Transportation, and shall hold his of- 
fice for a term of two years and until his 
successor is appointed and qualified. 

Section 3. The Local Transportation Ex- 



pert shall be appointed by the Mayor and 
with the consent and advice of the City 
Council, upon the adoption of this ordinance, 
or as soon thereafter as may be, and bienni- 
ally thereafter. If said office shall become 
vacant by removal, resignation or otherwise, 
the Mayor shall in like manner appoint a suc- 
eessor. 

Section 4. There shall be appointed such 
clerical assistants to the Local Transporta- 
tion Expert as the City Council may by ordi- 
nance prescribe, and who shall be appointed 
by the Local Transportation Expert from an 
eligible list to be prepared by the Civil Ser- 
vice Commission in accordance with the Civil 
Service Act and the rules of the Civil Service 
Commission, and said Local Transportation 
Expert may make additions thereto, and 
from time to time employ an engineer and 
such other assistants as the City Council may 
authorize. 

Section 5. The Local Transportation Ex- 
pert shall have an office in the City Hall, 
which shall be open during business Sours 
for the receiving of complaints concerning 
the service furnished by companies engaged 
in the business of local transportation, or 
concerning the failure of such companies to 
comply with the terms of their grants or with 
the general ordinances of the City of Chicago 
applicable to such companies. It shall be 
the duty of the Local Transportation Expert 
to investigate and ' consider all such com- 
plaints, and to take such action thereon as the 
facts may warrant. It shall also be the duty 
of the Local Transportation Expert, without 
complaint from citizens, to investigate and 
keep himself and the Committee on Local 
Transportation informed as to the kind, qual- 
ity and sufficiency of the service furnished by 
the companies engaged in the business of 
local transportation in the City of Chicago, 
and as to the needs for improvement of ser ■ 
vice, and the best means of bringing about 
such improvement, the object of such syste- 
matic investigation and study being to pro- 



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mote and direct the progressive development 
of the local transportation agencies of the 
city. It sball also be the duty of the Local 
Transportation expert to make special inves- 
tigations or to procure for the City Council 
or the Committee on Local Transportation 
special information, relating to the subject of 
transportation, as may be ordered by the 
City Council or the Committee on Local 
Transportation. It shall be the duty of the 
Local Transportation Expert to attend all 
meetings of the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Section 6. It shall be the duty of the 
Local Transportation Expert to enforce all 
ordinances of the City of Chicago relating to 
local transportation. It shall also be his 
duty to require companies engaged in the 
local transportation business to comply with 
the terms and provisions of their grants. 

Section 7. It is hereby made the duty of 
the Corporation Counsel to assign from his 
Department to the service of the Local 
Transportation Expert, such attorney or 
attorneys as may be needed for the proper 
conduct of prosecutions as contemplated by 
the foregoing section of this ordinance. It is 
also hereby made the duty of the Corporation 
Counsel to have on his staff one attorney who 
shall make a specialty of local transportation 
problems, which attorney sball be assigned, 
on request, to advise the Local Transporta- 
tion Expert and the Committee on Local 
Transportation, and to give them such 
legal assistance as they may need. 

Section 8. The Local Transportation 
Expert shall submit annually to the City 
Council a report telling of the work of the 
Department for the year, and making such 
recommendations and suggestions as he shall 
deem proper. 

Section 9. The Local Transportation Ex- 
pert shall prepare and submit to the Comp- 
troller, on or before the first day ol January 

in erery year, an estimate of the whole eost 
and expenses of providing for and maintain- 



ing said department during the current fiscal 
year, which estimate shall be in detail and 
shall be laid by said Comptroller before the 
City Council with his annual estimate. 

Section 10. Said Local Transportation 
Expert before entering upon the duties of his 
office shall furnish a bond to the City of Chi- 
cago in the sum of $5,000, with such sureties 
as the City Council shall approve, conditioned 
for the faithful performance of the duties of 
his office. 

Section 11. Upon the expiration of his 
term of office or resignation or removal 
therefrom the Local Transportation Expert 
shall forthwith on demand deliver to his suc- 
cessor in office all records, books, reports, 
papers, documents, maps, plats and all other 
property belonging to the corporation or de- 
livered to him by the corporation or any of 
its officers. 

Section 12. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, S. D. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred an or- 
dinance in favor of S. Izenstark for iron 
door in sidewalk, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the same be passed as amended 

Aid. Young moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 23d, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred ordi- 
nance, S. Izenstark for iron doorin sidewalk, 
having had the same under advisement, beg 
Leave to report and rec©mmend that the ordi- 
nance do pasa as amended. 

Linn II. Young, 

Chairman. 



1354 



October 26, 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby giyen and granted 
unto S. Izenstark, his successors and as- 
signs, to construct and maintain in the side- 
walk in front of the premises No. 3128 
Wentworth avenue, an iron door measuring 
three (3) feet by three (3) feet in size. The 
said iron door shall be constructed according 
to plans approved by the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago, a copy 
of which said plans shall be kept on file in 
the office of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and seid iron door shall be con- 
structed in a safe and workmanlike manner 
under the supervision and to the satisfaction 
©f the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and authority 
herein given shall cease ana determine ten 
(10) years from and after the passage of this 
ordinance or at any time prior at the discre- 
tion of the Mayor. 

1 Section 3. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted the said iron door herein 
authorized shall be removed by said grantee, 
his successors or assigns, unless this ordi- 
nance shall be renewed, and if so removed 
said sidewalk shall be restored to a good con- 
dition, satisfactory to tht Commissioner of 
Public Works, at the sole expense of the 
grantee herein, his successors or assigns, and 
without cost or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever to said City of Chicago. 

Section 4. No work shall be done under 
the authority of this ordinance until a permit 
authorizing the same shall have been issued 
by the Commissioner of Public Works, 
and no permit shall issue until grantee 
herein shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a good and sufficient bond in 
the penal sum of ten thousand ($10,000, dol- 
lars, with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, canditioned to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the the said City of Chicago 
from any and all liability, damage or expense 



1903 



of any kind whatsoever which may be suf- 
fered by the said City of Chicago or which it 
may be put to or which may accrue against, 
be charged to or recovered from said city 
from or by reason of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason of any act or any 
thing done under or by authority of the per- 
mission herein given, and conditioned fur- 
ther to observe and perform all and singular 
the conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance; said bond and the liability of the 
surety thereunder shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, and if at 
any time during the life of this ordinance 
said bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges and authority herein granted shall 
thereupon cease. 

Section 5. During the life of this ordi- 
nance the grantee herein, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the surface of 
the said sidewalk surrounding said coal holes 
in a condition satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its pas- 
sage and upon the filing of the acceptance in 
writing of this ordinance by the said grantee 
and the filing of the bond herein provided 
for. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance in favor of Jacob Koehler for a 
wagon scale; order in favor of Geo. Wigand 
for a plank sidewalk at 4S04 Latiin street; 
petition to permit Richard W. Wolfe, Agent, 
to build shed; order to permit A. Raczkowski 
to erect a 2-story frame house, submitted a 
report recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Young moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



TRACK ELEVATION. 

The Committee on Track Elevation, to 



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whom was referred an ordinance effecting 
the Chicago and Alton Railroad Company's 
track elevation at Mary street and Hillock 
avenue and for a switch track crossing 
Throop and Loomis streets, submitted a re- 
port recommending the passage of a sub- 
stitute ordinance. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

-The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 26, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of Chi- 
cago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Track Elevation, 
to whom was referred a substitute ordi- 
nance for the Chicago and Alton Railroad 
Company for the opening of Mary street and 
Hillock avenue by subways and a switch 
track crossing Throop street and Loomis 
street, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report that the same has 
had careful consideration and a substitute 
ordinance is herewith recommended. 

Wm. S. Jackson, 

Chairman. 



Whereas, On January 15th, A. D. 
1900, an ordinance was passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago re- 
quiring the Chicago and Alton Railroad 
Company to change the plane of its road- 
bed and railroad tracks within the City of 
Chicago, which ordinance was published 
on pages 2199 to 2224, inclusive, of the 
official record of the Council Proceedings 
of the City of Chicago, and was there- 
after duly accepted by said Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company, which under- 
took, by agreement, to do and perform 
all of the matters and things required of 
it by said ordinance; and 

Whereas, By said ordinance it was, 
among other things, provided that said 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company 
should make the necessary changes in 
the position, number and alignment of 
its main tracks and side tracks and switch 
connections ; and 

Whereas, For many years last past 



certain industrial establishments, docks 
and premises have heretofore been con- 
nected with the tracks of the Chicago 
and Alton Railroad Company now thus 
elevated, by a switch track built on pri- 
vate property, except where the same in- 
tercepted public streets or alleys, extend- 
ing from a point on Lot thirty-two (32) of 
Sub-lot one (1) in Maher's Subdivision 
of Lots one (1) and four (4), Block twen- 
ty-two (22), in Canal Trustees' Sub- 
division of south « fractional Section 
twenty-nine (29), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range fourteen (14), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, to a point 
in Lot six (3), in the subdivision of 
Blocks seven (7), eight (8) and nine (9) 
in Canal Trustees' Subdivision of south 
f ractional Section twenty-nine(29), Town- 
ship thirty-nine (39) North, Range four- 
teen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian ; crossing at grade between 
said points the intervening streets and 
alleys ; and 

■ Whereas, In order to preserve said 
switch track and connections, and to 
continue to afford the necessary railroad 
connection and accommodation to the 
said industrial establishments, docks 
and premises, it is necessary to elevate 
the plane of part of said switch track 
connection, and to cross certain interven- 
ing streets, hereinafter mentioned, by 
means of suitable bridges, the super- 
structure of which shall consist of iron 
or steel main girders, to be supported 
on abutments of concrete, stone or brick 
masonry, or otherwise, and to cross 
other of said streets by means of a via- 
duct to be constructed of iron, steel or 
wood, as hereinafter provided ; and the 
balance of said switch track connection 
to be and remain at the same grade as 
now built and constructed, except as 
otherwise herein provided; now, there- 
fore 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Skction 1. That the Chicago and 
Alton Railroad Company is hereby or- 



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dered and required to partly elevate the 
plane of that certain switch track, and 
the said switch track thereafter to main- 
tain and operate to the extent, in the 
manner, and upon the conditions herein- 
after specified, that is to say: 

Paragraph 1. Beginning at a point 
where the said switch track has here- 
tofore connected with the tracks of said 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company 
in Lot thirty-two (32) of Sub-lot one (1) 
in Maher's Subdivision of Lots one (1) 
and four (4) in Block twenty-two (22), in 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of south 
fractional Section twenty-nine (29), 
Township thirty-nine (39) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in the City of Chicago, the 
said switch track shall be elevated to 
the plane of the main tracks of the Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company, at 
said point, and shall thence proceed, 
curving in a northeasterly, northerly 
and northwesterly direction, on a de- 
scending grade, to a point one hundred 
(100) feet east of the west line of Lot 
three (3\ in the subdivision of Blocks 
three (3) and four (4) in said Canal Trus- 
tees' Subdivision of south fractional Sec- 
tion twenty-nine (29), Township thirty- 
nine (39) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; 
thence in a westerly direction on a de- 
scending grade, substantially along the 
line and upon the premises now occu- 
pied by the existing track ; and thence 
to continue at its present grade 
south westwardly to a point in Lot 
six (6), in the subdivision of Blocks 
seven (7), eight (8) and nine (9), in 
said Canal Trustees' Subdivision of 
south fractional Section twenty-nine 
(29), Township thirty-nine (39) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, crossing Throop 
street and Loomis street at the present 
grade of said tracks, and with the right 
to cross at grade Cologne street by a 
single track to connect Lot one (1), in 
Block twenty-three (23) of said Canal 
Trustees' Subdivision of south fractional 
Section twenty-nine (29), Township 



thirty-nine (39) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, and Lot one (1) in the subdivision 
of Blocks three (3) and four (4) in said 
Canal Trustees' Subdivision of south 
fractional Section twenty-nine (29), 
Township thirty-nine (39)^orth, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian. 

Said switch track shall be by said Chi- 
cago and Alton Railroad Company ele- 
vated to the plane and for the distance 
hereinbefore provided and to the extent 
that the same is upon private property 
shall be laid upon embankments, or 
steel, iron or wooden viaducts or 
trestles, as may be permitted or desired 
by the owners of the private property on 
which the said switch track is laid, but 
said switch track shall be carried across 
the subways hereinafter mentioned upon 
suitable bridges in the manner and 
subject to the provisions contained in 
said ordinance, passed January 15th, 
1900, aforesaid, so far as the same are 
applicable and not changed or modified 
by this ordinance. From the abutment 
supporting the north end of the bridge 
across Hillock avenue at the junction of 
Cologne street, as herein provided, to the 
point where the switch tracks enter upon 
Lot three (3), in the subdivision of Blocks 
three (3) and four (4), in Canal Trustees' 
Subdivision of south fractional Section 
twenty-nine (29), Township thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range fourteen (14), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian, and being 
across Cologne street, said switch tracks 
shall be laid upon a steel, iron or wooden 
viaduct or trestle, as shall be determined 
upon by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and notice thereof in writing 
given to said Chicago and Alton Rail- 
road Company; and the provisions of 
said ordinance of January 15th, 1900, in 
respect to said embankments, subways, 
bridges, abutments, the excavation of 
streets, the disturbance of sewers, pipes, 
whether water, gas or otherwise, the 
change of grade, the drainage of said 
subways, the provisions respecting road- 
ways, and the pavement, sidewalks and 



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approaches thereto, the matter of 
superintendence and inspection by 
the officials of the City of Chi- 
cago, the submission to said officials 
of the plans and specifications upon 
which said work of elevation shall 
be carried out, shall all, in so far as 
applicable, and not herein changed or 
modified, be the rule for the construction 
of, and the basis upon which the eleva- 
tion of said switch track shall 'be done. 

Paragraph 2. Subways shall be con- 
structed beneath said switch tracks 
where the same is intersected by Mary 
street and by Hillock avenue at the 
junction of Cologne street, as herein- 
after mentioned. 

Paragraph 3. The several subways 
heretofore referred to, and which shall 
be constructed with the elevation upon 
which such tracks are to be placed, 
shall, as to their size and dimensions, 
location and other details, be in accord- 
ance with the following schedule : 

Subway in Mary Street, Under the Said 
Switch Track (Street Fifty-five (55) 
Feet Wide). 

The depression of the street shall be 
sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 7.5 feet 
above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the north 10 feet beyond the 
north portal of subway and on the south 
10 feet beyond the south portal of sub- 
way. From this level the approaches 
shall extend on a grade of not to exceed 
3.0 feet in 100 feet to a connection with 
the present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 55 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 35 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about 
one foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet 



Subway in Hillock Avenue, Under 
Switch Track, as Elevated (Street fifty- 
five (55) Feet Wide). 

The depression of the street shall be 
sufficient to make the elevation of the 
floor of the subway not less than 7.0 feet 
above city datum. This level shall ex- 
tend on the east 10 feet beyond the east 
portal of subway and on the west 10 feet 
beyond the west portal of subway. 
From this level the approaches shall ex- 
tend on a grade of not to exceed 3.5 feet 
in. 100 feet to a connection with the 
present surface of street. 

Width between walls of subway, 55 
feet. 

Width of roadway, 35 feet in subway. 

Width of sidewalks, 10 feet each in 
subway. 

Width of roadway and sidewalks out- 
side of subway shall be the same as they 
now exist. 

The depression of sidewalks shall be 
uniform with the roadway and about one 
foot above the level of the same. 

Clear head room, 12.0 feet. 

Section 2. Said Chicago and Alton 
Railroad Company shall commence the 
work of such elevation on or before the 
first day of May, 1904, and after 
such work has been commenced the same 
shall be fully and finally completed on 
or before the thirty-first day of Decem- 
ber, 1904, unless prevented by strikes, 
riots, or restrained by injunction or other 
order or process of a court of competent 
jurisdiction; the time. during which said 
railroad company shall be prevented, 
as aforesaid, shall be added to the time 
hereby given for the completion of said 
work; provided, said railroad company 
give notice to the Corporation Counsel 
of the City of Chicago of the institution 
of said legal proceedings. The City of 
Chicago shall thereupon have the right 
to intervene in any suit or proceeding 
brought by any person or persons seek- 
ing to enjoin or restrain, or in any 



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manner interfere with the prosecution 
of such work, and move for a dissolution 
of such injunction or restraining order, 
or for any other proper order in said 

suit. 

Section 3. The rights and privileges 
hereby granted shall cease and determine 
at the expiration of twenty (20) years 
from the passage, approval and accept- 
ance of this ordinance, on that part 
which is elevated, that is to a point about 
ten (10) feet north of the north abutment 
wall of the subway in Hillock avenue 
and Cologne street ; and the rights and 
privileges hereby granted shall cease and 
determine at the expiration of ten (10) 
years from the passage, approval and 
acceptance of this ordinance, on that 
part which is not elevated, that is, from 
said initial point above mentioned about 
ten (10) feet north of the north abutment 
wall of the subway in Hillock avenue 
and Cologne street to the west line of 
Loomis street. 

Section 4. Said Railroad Company 
shall keep such portion of Throop street 
and Loomis street as shall be crossed or 
occupied by said switch in good order 
and repair and under the supervision of 
the Department of Public Works, and 
said company shall in all respects com- 
ply with the ordinance of the City of 
Chicago from time to time in the main- 
tenance and operation of said switch 
track ; and said railroad company, or its 
successors and assigns, in consideration 
of the privileges hereinbefore granted, 
shall pay to the City of Chicago the sum 
of three hundred ($300.00) dollars per 
annum, payable semi-annual in each and 
every year during the life of this ordi- 
nance, the first payment to be made Jan- 
uary 1, 1904. 

Section 5. It is further understood 
and agreed that said switch track where 
it crosses Throop street and Loomis 
street at grade shall not be used by said 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company for 
the purpose of hauling trains or for 
switching purposes at any other time 
than between the hours of 2:00 a. m. 



and 4 a. m. and between the hours of 
2 p. m . and 4 p. m. Provided, further, 
that no more than three (3) trains shall 
pass over said switch track during the 
hours designated, and at a speed not to 
exceed ten (10) miles per hour. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage, ap- 
proval and publication; provided, how- 
ever, this ordinance shall be null and 
void unless said Chicago and Alton 
Railroad Company shall, through its 
duly authorized officers, file with the 
Mayor of the City of Chicago, within 
thirty (30) days after the passage and 
approval by the Mayor of this ordinance, 
an agreement duly executed by said 
railroad company, undertaking to do 
and perform all the matters and things 
required of it by this ordinance. After 
the filing of said agreement by said com- 
pany, the City of Chicago shall not pro- 
hibit the operation and maintenance of 
said switch track, between the termini 
aforesaid, without the consent of said 
Chicago and Alton Railroad Company ; 
provided, however, that nothing in this 
ordinance contained shall be construed 
as a waiver or surrender of the police 
power of the city, or be taken in any 
way to deprive the City of Chicago of 
the right to properly 
power. 



exercise such 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FORMER MEET- 
INGS PENDING BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on an order to cancel certain war- 
rants against the Board of Election Commis- 
sioners for rent, deferred and published 
October 19, 1903, page 1293. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yean— Coutrhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 



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Mavor, Young-, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann. Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Comptroller be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to cancel the 
following warrants for collection ; same being 
issued against the Board of Election Com- 
missioners for rent in City Hall: 

Pt. of No. 1451, rent January 1 to 
December 31, 1901 $ 1,200 00 

No. 3830, rent January 1 to Decem- 
ber 31, 1902 1,200 00 

No. 18235. rent January 1 to De- 
cember 31, 1903 1,200 00 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance, on a request for an appropriation 
for the dog pound, deferred and published 
October 19, 1903, page 1293. 

Aid. Mavor moved t© concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimrner, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozvtfaikowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Na/ys — Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

<)r<l<red, That the Comptroller be and he is 



hereby authorized to pay from miscellaneous 
receipts for 1903, receipts of the dog pound, 
the amounts necessary to continue the said 
pound to October 31st, 1903, said payments 
not to exceed the amount of 11,221.52, as per 
request of the General Superintendent of 
Police, attached hereto. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mavor, 
presented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on the claims of Dwight Lawrence 
and Richard S. Folsom for services rendered 
in case of Fidelity and Deposit Company of 
Maryland, deferred and published October 
19, 1903, page 1293. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimrner, Frie-~ 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunz, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Wiiliston r 
Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler, Leachman, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
-61. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan — 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed to 
issue a voucher to the Fidelity and Deposit 
Company of Maryland in the sum of fifty 
($50.00) dollars; same being counsel fees in 
case 9B28 in the United States District Court, 
and entitled Mary M. Mullen, administratrix, 
vs. the City of Chicago et al., as provided in 
the bond given by the said Deposit Company 
in said case; and charge same to appropria- 
tion for court costs, etc., and the Comptroller 
is ordered to pay the same. This action is 
taken upon the recommendation of the Cor- 
poration Counsel attached. 

The Clerk, on motion of Aid. Mayor, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on 
Finance on sundry claims for special assess- 



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merit rebates, deferred and published Octo- 
ber 39, 1903, page 1294. 

Aid". Mavor moved to concur in the report 
and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, Frie- 
stedt, Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, 
Kunx, Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Minwegen, Dougherty, Sulli- 
van, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Williston, 
Dunn, Kue3ter, Blake, Butler, Leach man, 
Raymer, Larson, Wendling, Burns, O'Con- 
nell, Butterworth, Bacenoch, Eidmann, Bihl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Woodward, Hunter, Race 
—61. 

Mays— Conlon, Brennan— 2. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue vouchers to the following 
persons in the amount set opposite their 
names, upon presentation of the certificates 
of payments hereto attached and upon proper 
identification ; same being rebates due as per 
reports of the said Board attached hereto, 
under the warrants named. 



Warrant 23925. 
Warrant 20435. 
Railway Com 
Warrant 20869. 
Warrant 20869. 
Warrant 20520. 
Warrant 20837. 
Warrant 21983. 
Warrant 229^8. 
Warrant 22425. 
Warrant 25292. 
Warrant 23090. 

Warrant 23259. 

Warrant 24219. 

Warrant 20770. 

Warrnt 21396. 

Warrant 21071. 

Warrant 12093. 

Warrant 12093. 

Warrant 23046. 

Warrant 21933, 

Warrant 21933, 

Warrant 20149 



Mary D. Smith $ 57 55 

Chicago General 

pany 

Robert Coates 

E. J. Sharp 

C. S. Meeros & Co 



14 63 
5 16 
5 16 

89 74 



W. Thropp 152 76 



Josiah Cratty 

Charles L. Rundell. . 

L. J. Payne 

Frank Styx 

Kate Jungland 

E. A. Moriey 

G. Damert 

Engel & Livingstone 
Mrs. C. H. Stickney 

J. P. Miles. 

T. W. Sprague 5 63 

Wilson Bros 3 50 

Fred Luth 19 13 

Leon & Co 4 71 

Leon & Co 7 90 

W. H. Colvin 79 20 



106 19 

5 29 

19 76 

21 25 

18 01 

16 50 

27 16 

24 35 

3 12 

8 00 



ADJOURNMENT. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the Council do 
now adjourn. 

The motion prevailed. 

And the Council stood adjourned to meet 
on Monday, November 2, 1903, at 7:30 o'clock 



P. M. 



Q^ 



(B. 



CITY CLERK 



GUIDE TO COUNCIL MATTERS. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comptroller, 
Corporation Counsel, City Clerk, Commissioner of 
Public Works and all other city officers, depart- 
ments and branches of the city government will be 
found on pages \ 1314 to 1324 

Both inclusive. 

Special Assessment Improvement and Eepeal- 
ing Ordinances, submitted by the Board of Local 
Improvements; also all matters presented by the 
Aldermen, arranged as to ward numbers, begin- 
ing with the 1st Ward, will be found on pages... 1324 to 1349 

Both inclusive. 

Reports of the various committees to the Coun- 
cil will be found on pages 1349 to 1358 

Both inclusive. 

Unfinished business of former meetings pend- 
ing before the Council and disposed of at this 
meeting will be found on pages 1358 to 1360 

Both inclusive. 



,-OM I HICCIN.S HUNT cf»«S^Kfl,„^St>- a n 1!>S <9H Ct ARK F 



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PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

Chicago, Illinois 



Regular Meeting, November 2, 1903. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, November 6, 1903. 



Present— His Honor, the Mayor, and Aid. 
Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, Jackson, 
Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, Rooney, 
Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, Moy- 
nihan,Fick,Preib, Novak, Sindelar, Moertel, 
Cullerton,Cerveny, Zimmer, Scully, Maypole, 
Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakowski, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Moran, Finn, Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, 
Dougherty, Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Williston, Dunn, Kues- 
ter, Blake, Butler, Leachmau, Raymer, Lar- 
son, Wendling, Bradley, Burns, O'Connell, 
Butterworth, Badenoch, Eidmann, Bibl, 
Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter and Race. 

Absent— Aid. Friestedt, Anderson, Carey 
and Woodward. 



MINUTES. 

Aid. Hunter moved tbat the minutes of 
the regular meeting held October 26, 1903, on 
page 1323, right hand column, be corrected, by 
showing the reference of a communication 
from the Commissioner of Public Works 
submitting specifications and cost of a pump 
at Springfield Avenue Station to supply a 
thirty-six inch main from Springfield Avenue 
Station in North avenue to West 60th street, 
and a twenty-four inch main south in Austin 
avenue to Madison street, twenty-four inch 
main to be continued east on Madison street 
to Homan avenue to the Committee on Fi- 
nance in lieu of placing the same on file. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved the approval of the 
minutes of the regular meeting held Octo- 
ber 26, 1903, as corrected, without being read. 

The motion prsva-iled. . r 



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C0MUMIGATI0MS FR0B8 THE IMYOR, COMP- 
TROLLER, eQHPQiATIOM OOUMSEL, GfTY 
SL1RK, COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS 
AMD ALL OTHER CITY OFFICERS, DEPART- 
MENTS AMD BRANCHES OF THE CITY GOV- 
ERNMENT. 

His Honor, the Mayor, submitted bis report 
of releases from the House of Correction for 
the week ending October 81, 1903, which was 

Placed on file. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, j 
November 2, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I beg leave to transmit here- 
with an ordinance prepared by the Corpora- 
tion Counsel prohibiting passenger trains 
from stopping in or remaining upon street 
crossings while receiving or discharging pas- 
sengers. 

In the past few weeks I have received 
numerous complaints from residents of the 
South Side that they were detained on their 
way to and from business by passenger 
trains blocking street crossings, and thus 
delaying street car traffic. I would suggest 
the reference of the attached ordinance to 
your Committee on Judiciary. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
o Chicago: 

Section 1. That Chapter LV., Article II., 
of the Revised Code of Chicago, passed April 
8, 1897, and approved April 9, 1897, be and 
the same is hereby amended by inserting 
therein, between sections numbered 1728 and 
1729 thereof, the following, to be known as 
Section 1728 a of said Revised Code of Chi- 
cago, to- wit: 

Section 17'Sh. No railroad company, 
railroad <"i'ir<< r, train conductor, or other 
person, shall qphm or i.Hm. .<n\ passenger 



train to stop in or remain upon any street 
and railroad crossing within the limits of 
the City of Chicago while receiving or 
discharging passengers from such train. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, ) 

November 2, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council : 

Gentlemen— I beg leave to transmit here- 
with a series of reports prepared by the Corn- 
missoner of Buildings, showing the failure of 
the various theatres of this city fully to com- 
ply with the building ordinances. The viola- 
tions are so numerous and so complete that 
it would be impossible for the city adminis- 
tration to compel observance with the 
ordinances without closing practically all 
the theatres of the city. As the matter of 
revising the ordinances of the city relating to 
theatres and other places of amusement is 
now before your Committee on Judiciary, I 
would suggest the reference of the Building 
Commissioner's reports to that committee to 
aid it in the work it has in hand. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, [ 
November 2, 1903. j 

To (he Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I beg leave to transmit here- 
with an ordinance providing for the Licensing 
of the so-called '•tickers" in use by the tele- 
graph cprapanies doing business in this city. 
The purpose sought to be obtained by this 
ordinance" is the prevention of the use of 
"tickers" for the transmission of racing 

news, betting odds or other Information for 

the making of bets or wagers on horse races 



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or any other information for the purpose of 
gambling. 

Many years ago the evils resulting from the 
gambling engaged in through the instru- 
mentality of various lottery companies be- 
came so far reaching and demoralizing that 
general prohibitive legislation by the Federal 
Congress was called for and secured. The 
evils attendant upon the prevalent craze for 
gambling on horse races certainly demand as 
vigorous measures as were resorted to when 
the united sentiment of the nation exacted 
from Congress the stamping out of lottery 
gambling. 

How general is the tendency of the day to 
risk money on the outcome of Irorse races 
may be learned from the recent reports in the 
local press of notices being posted by the 
managements of large business houses pro- 
hibiting their employes from making wagers 
'on horse races or frequenting places where 
such wagers may be made. 

Handbooks today, if current rumors be 
correct, are made in a large number of sa- 
loons, in billiard rooms, barber shops and 
cigar stores. Indeed, it is asserted, the 
suburban trains on various railways are sys- 
tematically worked by handbook makers, 
who also employ emissaries to make daily 
rounds of office buildings for the soliciting 
of bets and the increase of patronage. 

The Chief of Police has under his direction 
a special de;ail of men who by careful espion- 
age and frequent arrests hold ^the evil some- 
what in check. It might be temporarily ar- 
rested by the summary revocation of licenses, 
of all licensed institutions proven guilty of 
harboring handbook makers. This harsh meas- 
ure is to be resorted to in all future cases of 
conviction of saloon keepers on the charge of 
harboring handbooks and their makers. 
With the present craze for this form of gamb- 
ling it may readily be seen, however, tbat 
the revocation of saloon and other license 
will only result in driving the makers of 
books into places which cannot be reached 
by this means. For that reason I have di- 
rected the Corporation Counsel to prepare 
the attached ordinance, which, if passed by 
your Honorable Body, will give material as- 
sistance to the Police Department. This or- 
dinance when enforced will cut off the infor- 
mation as to betting odds, riders, starters, 
etc., now given general currency through the 
medium of the "tickers." While it may 



still remain possible for handbook makers to 
use telephones for the transmission of the 
necessary racing information, the informa- 
tion so received will lack the element of cer- 
tainty, which today gives confidence to the 
patrons of the handbooks, and will materially 
lessen the number of victims of this form of 
gambling. 

As this ordinance will be subject to the 
strictest construction, I would suggest its 
reference to your Committee on Judiciary, 
with directions that it be reported back to 
your Honorable Body at the earliest possible 
date. 

Respec fully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Be it ordained by the City Coicncil of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall hereafter be unlawful 
to operate, use or maintain any ticker or other 
device or instrument for the receiving, record- 
ing or registering of printed news, intelligence 
or other information of any kind or character 
whatsoever, without a license for each ticker 
or other device or instrument, the license to 
be issued to the person, firm or corporation 
owning and operating the same. 

Section 2. The word "ticker," as herein 
used, is hereby declared to be any device or 
instrument for the receiving, recording or 
registering by electrial transmission of printed 
news, intelligence or other information of 
any kind or character whatsoever. 

Section 8. The license fee for each ticker 
shall be one aollar (11.00) per year or fraction 
thereof and no license shall extend beyond 
the 30th day of April next following its issu- 
ance. 

Section 4. The Mayor of the City of Chi- 
ago shall grant licenses for the operation, use 
and maintenance of tickers to persons, linns 
or corporations who shall apply to him in 
writing therefor; and in caoes. cf individuals 
shall furnish evidence satisfying him of their 
good character, and ii. cases of corporation s 



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shall furnish evidence satisfying him of the 
good character of its officers. 

Each applicant shall execute to the City of 
Chicago a bond with at least two sureties, to 
be approved by the City Collector, in the sum 
of one thousand dollars ($1,000) conditioned 
that the applicant shall faithfully observe and 
keep all ordinances in force at the time of the 
application or thereafter to be passed dur- 
ing the period of the license applied 
for, governing tickers, and conditioned 
further that the applicant will not transmit, 
receive, record or register, or permit to be 
received, recorded or registered, upon any 
ticker, or upon or by any means or any other 
device or instrument for the transmission, re- 
ceiving, recording or registering printed 
news, intelligence or information of any kind 
@r character, any racing news, betting odds, 
or other information for the purpose of mak- 
ing bets or wagers on horse races, or any 
other information for the purpose of gam- 
bling. No application for a license shall be 
considered until such bond shall have been 
filed. 

Section 5. No license for the operation, 
use or maintenance of a ticker shall be grant- 
ed unless the applicant for such license shall 
in the written application for such license 
state : 

First— The full name of applicant. 

Second— If a corporation, the names of its 
officers, the date of its charter, and the State 
granting the same. 

Third— The applicant's principal place of 
business in the City of Chicago. 

Fourth— A full description of the style of 
ticker to be licensed. 

Fifth— The circuit upon and with which 
such ticker is located and connected; the 
specific location of the transmitting instru- 
ment, together with a plat showing the loca- 
tion of said circuit and the connection between 
the transmitter and the specific Ucker; said 



plat to be kept on file in the office of the 
City Electrician. 

Sixth— The name of the lessee or custodian 
of the ticker. 

Seventh— The place of business of such 
lessee or custodian and the nature of the 
business therein conducted by such lessee or 
custodian. 

Eighth— The location and general descrip- 
tion of the room in which the ticker is locat- 
ed at such place of business. 

Ninth— In addition to the foregoing, said 
applicant shall in said written application 
state and agree that during the term of 
such license the applicant will not transmit, 
receive, record or register upon such ticker 
any racing news, betting odds or other infor- 
mation for the purpose of making bets 
or wagers on horse races, or any other 
information for the purpose of gamb- 
ling; and further that such applicant 
will not by any other device or instru- 
ment transmit any racing news, betting odds 
or other information for the purpose of the 
making of bets or wagers on horse races, or 
any other information tor the purpose of 
gambling; and shall further agree in such ap- 
plication that if the Mayor of said city shall 
be satisfied that such ticker is used or operat- 
ed for the transmission, receiving, recording 
or registering of racing news, betting 
odds, or other information for the purpose of 
making bets or wagers on horse races, or any 
other information for the purpose of gamb- 
ling, or that said applicant by any other shift, 
device or instrument transmits racing news, 
betting odds or other information for the pur- 
pose of the making of bets on horse races, or 
any other information for the purpose of 
gambling, contrary to said statement or 
agreement that said Mayor may and 
shall revoke all licenses of said person, 
firm or corporation, for the operation, 
use or maintenance of tickers, and 
that the money paid for such licenses 
shall be forfeited to said city, and 



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that the Mayor upon being so satisfied shall 
revoke all such licenses and declare forfeited 
to said city all money paid for such licenses, 
andthat for the period of one year thereafter 
no license shall be granted to such applicant. 
' Section 6. Every person, firm or corpora- 
tion on compliance with the aforesaid require- 
ments and the payment in advance to the 
City Collector of the license fee hereinabove 
provided, shall receive a license under the 
corporate seal, signed by the Mayor and 
countersigned by the City Clerk, which shall 
authorize the person, firm or corporation 
therein named to operate, use and maintain 
one ticker in the place designated in the 
license, which license shall be securely affixed 
to the ticker therein licensed. 

Section 7. No person, firm or corporation 
shall operate, use or maintain any ticker 
licensed as herein provided, between the 
hours of 12 o'clock midnight and 8 o'clock A. 
M. ; provided, however, that the Mayor may, 
from time to time, in his discretion, designate 
days when any such tickers may be used and 
operated all night. 

Section 8. Every license of any person, 
firm or corporation shall terminate and 
become null and void, first: if the licensee 
violates or disregards either the letter or the 
spirit of any of the provisions of this ordin- 
ance ; second, if either the licensee or his, their 
or its lessee or custodian of any ticker or 
tickers licensed as herein provided, or any 
other pers n or persons shall, with the assent 
of the licensee, or his, their or its lessee or 
custodian, use or operate any ticker or tickers 
licensed as herein provided, directly or indi- 
rectly, for the purposes of gambling, or to 
promote or facilitate the making of bets or 
wagers on horse races, and the Mayor shall 
declare any license or licenses of any such 
person, firm or corporation forfeited, and 
shall revoke the same without notice; 
if the declaration of forfeiture is for any 
violation by the licensee, or by auy person or 
persons with the assent of such licensee, all 



licenses of such licensee shall be revoked: if 
the declaration of forfeiture be for any viola- 
tion by the lessee or custodian of any ticker 
or tickers licensed as herein provided, or by 
any person or persons with the assent of such 
lessee or custodian, the license of the specific 
ticker or tickers used and operated by such 
lessee or custodian shall be revoked. 

Section 9. Any person, firm or corpora- 
tion violating any of the provisions of this 
ordinance, in addition to suffering the revo- 
cation of the license or licenses, shall be sub- 
ject to a penalty of not less than fifty dollars 
nor more than two hundred dollars; and a 
separate offense shall be regarded as com- 
mitted for each day during which such per- 
son, firm or corporation shall continue such 
violation. 

Section 10. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and due publication. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, j 

November 2, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— Some weeks ago your Hon- 
orable Body passed an order granting per- 
mission for the construction of a building at 
55 Marion place. Later on I was presented 
with a petition asking a repeal of this order, 
which petition I presented to your Honorable 
Body, and the order was thereupon repealed. 
I have now been presented with a counter 
petition, containing, as I am advised, the 
name of every property owner in the block, 
with the exception of three, asking that the 
owner of the building at 55 Marion place be 
permitted to complete the construction of 
said building. I would therefore suggest the 
reference of the attached petition to your 
Committee on Streets and Alleys West, with 
the requrst that it give the matter as early 
attention as possible. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 



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Which was, after debate, referred to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 



The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 2, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I beg leave to submit here- 
with the draft of an ordinance providing for 
the wearing of a distinctive badge of office, 
showing conspicuously the nature of their 
employment, by all employes of the city 
government whose duties bring them in con- 
tact with the public at other places than the 
City Hall. I would suggest its reference to 
your Committee on Judiciary. 

Respectfully yours, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

Mayor. 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. The head of e ery department 
of the City government in which inspectors, 
and all other employes whose duties bring 
them in contact with the public at places 
other than the City Hall, or other municipal 
buildings, are employed, shall within ten (10) 
days from the time this ordinance takes 
effect, design a uniform or badge of authority, 
showing conspicuously the nature of the em- 
ployment of such persons. 

Section 2. The head of every such depart- 
ment shall within said time report to the Pur- 
chasing Agent the design of such uniform or 
badge, and the number of same required for 
such employes of his department, and the 
Purchasing Agent shall as soon as possible 
secure ready for use such uniforms or badges, 
and shall furnish the same to all such em- 
ployes at cost price. 

Section 3. The Purchasing Agent shall 
notify the head of every such department, as 
soon as said uniforms or badges are ready to 
be furnished, and upon such notice the head 



of every such department shall notify such 
employes of his respective department to ob- 
tain within thirty (30) days from the receipt 
of such notice from the Purchasing Agent 
such uniform or badge showing the nature of 
the employment of such employe. 

Section 4. If any such employe fails to 
obtain from the Purchasing Agent such uni- 
form or badge as herein provided and to pay 
therefor the cost price of the same, as fixed 
by the said Purchasing Agent, the head of 
every such depar ment shall take the necessary 
steps to cause the discharge of such employe 
from the city's service. 

Sections. If any person, not an employe 
of the City of Chicago, shall wear, display or 
use any such uniform or badge, he shall be 
fined in the sum of not less than ten dollars 
($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars 
(1100.00) for each offense. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage 
and due publication. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office, I 
" November 2, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — Four years ago 1 called pub- 
lic attention to the desirability of securing 
from the Trustees of the Sanitary District 
the authority to make use of the spoils banks 
of the Sanitary Canal for the securing of 
crushed limestone to be used in the founda- 
tions of city streets, as well as in the con- 
struction of cement sidewalks. At the time 
a majority of the Trustees did not feel justified 
in so disposing of the waste stone along the 
canal, and after several informal conferences 
the subject was temporarily dropped. Since 
then the advantages of the scheme have 
elicited general attention and favorable com- 
ment, and in the last week the trustees, by 
formal resolution, have manifested an entire 
willingness to consider ways ami means of 



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granting the municipal authorities the needed 
authority, 



When the subject was first under discus- 
sion, Mr. John J. Sloan, Superintendent of 
the House of Correction, seeing an oppor. 
•tunity of making profitable use of House of 
Correction labor, made a careful examination 
of the spoils banks, securing valuable data 
and information. AVhen the sentiment of the 
Trustees became known, in line with the gen- 
eral idea of securing for the municipality 
crushed stone at a lower price than it could 
he had in the general market, Mr. Sloan so 
directed the work of digging clay for the 
brick-burning industry of the institution as 
t® uncover the limestone underlying the clay 
hole, and. indeed he has already set up a 
small stone crushing plant on the ground. It 
has been his idea, as far as possible, and as 
warranted by public sentiment on the general 
employment of penal labor, to utilize the 
labor of the institution in establishing and 
maintaining the stone crushing industry, 
whether it was operated exclusively in the 
House of Correction grouuds or along the 
line of the Sanitary Canal. 

There being a doubt ls to the limitations of 
the municipality as far as the establishing of 
a stone crushing industry and the sale of the 
product to contractors is concerned, I have 
secured an opinion from the Corporation 
Counsel, which 1 have the honor to transmit 
herewith, and I would suggest its reference 
to your Special Commission on Paving In- 
vestigation, with whose work and investiga- 
tions the matter is intimately associated. 

Whether or not the municipality itself 
may legally engage in the industry, there can 
be no question of the authority of the Inspec- 
tors of the House of Correct on to add a 
stone crushing industry to the industries 
already maintained by them. Such an in- 
dustry would not only materially lower the 
exorbitant prices now charged municipal 
contractors by the crushed stone combina- 
tion, but would increase the revenues of the 
city workhouse and assist in putting it on a 
self-supporting basis. 

Respectfully yours, 

Caktek H. Harrison, 

31ayor. 



ber 27th, in which you ask for an opinion as 
to whether or not the city can lawfully engage 
in the business of crushing stone, said stone 
to be used in the building of its streets and 
its city work exclusively, I have the honor to 
say: 

Clause 7 of Section 1 of Article V. of the 
Cities and Villages Act gives the City Council 
power "to lay out, to establish, open and 
alter, widen, extend, grade, pave or other 
wise improve streets, alleys, avenues, side- 
walks, wharves, parks and public grounds, 
and vacate the same." There are numerous 
other sections which authorize the city to 
construct and erect and keep in repair 
bridges, viaducts and tunnels, culverts, 
drains, sewers, cess-pools, canals, slips, land- 
ing places, wharvds, docks, levees and other 
similar structures. In nearly all of these 
broken stone may properly be used. Clause 
86 of said section and article gives power "to 
provide for the erection and care of all public 
buildings necessary for the use of the city or 
village." Clause 96 gives power "to pass all 
ordinances, rules and make all regulations 
proper or necessary to carry into effect the pow- 
ers grauted to cities or villages, * * *•" 



Office of the 
Corporation 
Oct 

Hon. Carter H. Harrison, Mayo*". 

Dear Sir— In reply to your letter of Octo- 



OF THE ) 

m Counsel. > 
ctober 29, 1903. ) 



There can be no doubt that the city has the 
power to grade and pave its streets. Granted 
this power, and it logically follows that the 
city may do any act or thing involving the 
exercise only of a part of that power, and 
that it has the power to perform every act 
necessary to the carrying out of the main ob- 
ject, or of any essential part thereof. 

Crushed stone is the principal element in 
the construction of macadam, brick and 
asphalt pavement, and is used also as the 
foundation of other kinds of pavement, such 
as creosoted block. 

In 1877 the city presented a similar ques- 
tion to the Federal Court. In the opinion 
filed in that case Judge Drummond said: 

"By its charter the city had authority to 
light the pub ic streets, and it is to be in- 
ferred the public buildings and offices, and 
to levy and collect a tax for that purpose. 
The power to provide the necessary means 
for lighting the streets, buildings and 
offices, either by the construction of a gas 
manufactory or by contract, would seem to 
follow as of course." 

Garrison vs. City of Chicago, 7 Bissell 
480 (485). 

If Judge Drummond was correct in hold- 
ing that the power to provide for the lighting 



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of the streets necessarily implied the power 
to do so either by the city itself or by con- 
tract, and also necessarily implied the power 
to construct a gas plant for that purpose, it 
must necessarily follow that the power to 
pave streets implies the power to do so either 
through the instrumentality of the city or by 
contract, and to construct a plant for 
the manufacture of any materials neces- 
sary for such paving. I have no doubt of the 
soundness of this decision, and find that it 
has been quoted with approval, as a conclu- 
sive authority in favor of the right of the 
city to erect, maintain and operate gasworks, 
in an opinion of Ex-Corporation Counsel 
John W. Green, rendered to the City Council 
under date of October 31, 18b7. (Opinions of 
the Corporation Counsel*p. 108). 

The right of a municipality to enter into 
such business enterprises nas been recognized 
in the Supreme Courts of nearly aU the States 
of this country and by the highest legal au- 
thorities. Judge Dillon says: 

"A city may be expressly authorized in 
its discretion to erect a public wharf and 
charge toll for its use, or to supply its in- 
habitants with water or gas, charging hem 
therefor and making a protit thereby. In 
one ense such powers are public in their 
nature, because conferred for public ad- 
vantage; in another sense they may be con- 
sidered private, because they are such as 
may be, and often are, conferred upon in- 
dividuals and private corporations and re- 
sult in a special advantage or benefit to the 
municipality as distinct from the public at 
large." 

First Dillon on Municipal Corporations, 
Sec. 27, cited with approval by Mr. Justice 
Bailey in Wagner vs. City of Rock Island, 
116111. 139 (154). 

I have no doubt, therefore, that the city 
has the power to purchase and erect a stone 
crushing plant or plants and operate the same 
for the purposes stated in your inquiry. 

The general power to pnrchase and erect a 
stone crushing plant and to engage in the 
business of crushing stone exclusively for use 
on the streets and public buildings being 
established, the next question is. as to what, 
if any, legal restrictions, exist affecting the 
manner of the exercise of this right. If it 
be admitted that the city is indebted to the 
extent of its present constitutional limita- 
tions (a question which is now the subject of 
judicial determination in the pending "judg- 
ment bond" case), the means must, be pro- 
vided for the purchase and operation of such 
plant without Increasing the Indebtedness Of 



the city ; that is to say, it must be done on a 
cash basis. The appropriations for the pres- 
ent year having been made, moneys received 
from general taxes are not now and will not 
be available for this purpose until the next 
appropriation ordinance. If, however, there 
is sufficient money available for that purpose 
from the miscellaneous receipts of the city 
derived from other sources than from the 
proceeds of general taxation, such money 
would be available for immediate use, the 
distinction being that,. while both funds must 
be used only for "corporate" purposes, the 
former fund can only be disposed of by the 
annual appropriation ordinance, while the 
latter fund may be appropriated and used at 
any time, it not being subject to the statutory 
regulations for its appropriation which gov- 
ern the appropriation of moneys received from 
the proceeds of general taxation. 

Corporate purposes have bee well defiaed 
as follows: 

"Some purpose which is germane to the 
general scope of the object for which the 
corporation was created, or sucn as has a 
legitimate connection with that object and 
a manifest relation thereto. * * * A tax 
for a corporate purpose has been defined 
to be a tax to be expended in a manner 
which shall promote the general prosperity 
and welfare of the municipality which 
levies it." (Citing many cases.) 

Wetherell vs. Devine, 116 111., 631 (637). 

The next question in logical order that 
arises is, whether or not the provisions of the 
statutes and city ordinances requiring certain 
improvements to be made by contract, 
awarded after competitive bidding, hamper 
the city in the exercise of the general power 
with which, as above shown, it is undoubtedly 
vested. Treating the question in the first in- 
stance, broadly, as though the purchase, 
erection and operation of stone crushers con- 
stituted the making of an improvement, the 
question presents itself as to whether or not 
Section 74 of the Local Improvement Act 
requires this work to be done by contract and 
competitive bidding, it. being assumed that 
the scope of the enterprise will involve the 
expenditure of more than tive hundred dol- 
lars. Section 74 of said act reads as follows: 

''All contracts for the making of any 
public improvement, to be paid wholly or 
in part by special assessment or special tax, 
and any work or other public improve- 
ments, when the expense thereof shall ex- 
ceed live hundred dollars 1 , shall be let. to 
the lours) responsible bidder in the inanne 



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herein prescribed, such, contracts to be ap- 
proved by tbe President of tbe Board of 
Local Improvements." 

I am of tbe opinion that tbe words "any 
work or otber public improvements" are gov- 
erned by the words "all contracts for," and 
that the act should be read as though the 
word "for" were repeated in the act 
after the word "tax" and before the 
words "any work or other public im- 
provements." Moreover, the title of the 
act in question is, "An act concerning local 
improvements." If the seetion refers to the 
making of contracts for improvements not to 
tee constructed in whole or in part by special 
assessment, I am of the opinion that such 
part of the section is unconstitutional, on the 
ground that the t tie does not embrace such 
subject. 

The City Council has by ordinance (Section 
1611, General Ordinances, Vol. 1) le-eaacted, 
in substance, the statutory provisions above 
quoted, with certain additions. Said section 
reads as follows: 

"1614. (Contracts— How Made.) All 
contracts for the making of any public im- 
provement to be paid for in whole or in 
part by special assessment, and any work 
or other public improvement, when the ex- 
pense thereof shall exceed the sum of five 
hundred dollars shall be let to the lowest 
responsible bidder, after advertising the 
same, and shall be approved by tbe Mayor; 
but any such contract may be entered into 
by the said Commissioner without adver- 
tising for bids and without such approval 
by a vote of two thirds of all the Aldermen 
elected." 

I am of the opinion that this ordinance, 
while not open to the constitutional infirmity 
of the statute, must be construed like the 
statute, as though the word "for," in the first 
line of the ordinance, limited and governed 
the words "any work or other public im- 
provement" and were repeated in the ordi- 
nance after the word "and" and before the 
words just quoted. 

Questions similar to the ones just discussed 
are now pending in the upreme Court. 
But even if the decision of that court should 
be adverse to the conclusion which I have 
reached on this point, that decision cannot, in 
my opinion, affect the question now under 
discussion, for reasons whieh I will now pro- 
ceed to state. 

1 have heretofore assumed, for the sake 
of argument only, that the statute above 



quoted and this ordinance apply to the muni- 
cipal enterprises under consideration. I have 
not, however, attempted to lend my approval 
to this assumption, for it seems to me to be 
clearly unwarranted, untenable and illogical. 
Local improvements and public improve- 
ments have been often defined by the courts 
and by text writers. (City of Chicago vs. 
Blair, 149 111. 810 (314) ; Iiewes vs. Gloss, 170 
111. 436 (440) ; Village of Hyde Park vs. Wis- 
watt, 155111. 262; Cooley on Taxation, 67 111. 
416, and Burroughs on Taxation, 10 et seq.) 
But without reviewing or quoting these utter- 
ances it will be seen, upon examination of 
them, that each one of the things under con- 
sideration, and declared to be either a local or 
a public improvement, was some sort of a 
completed structure, permanent in its char- 
acter, finished, and adequate in itself for pub- 
lic use; and those things which have been 
declared not to be "improvements" have been 
denied that character, for the reason that 
they did not constitute a permanent, com- 
pleted structure. If it should be necessary 
for tbe city to construct a large 
permanent building for the purpose of in- 
stalling a complicated stone crushing plant, 
the building itself might be considered as a 
public improvement, and it would be neces- 
sary to construct such building under con- 
tract awarded by competitive bidding. But 
I am considering merely the purchase of 
stone crushers and steam engines, and setting 
them up on the banks of the Drainage Canal 
or some other appropriate location, under 
temporary shelter, or as often done, on cars 
so that they may be moved from time to time 
as the supply of stone may be exhausted in 
their immediate vicinity ; and it seems to me 
to be clear that such purchase and erection of 
engines and stone crushers, with temporary 
shelter, dues not constitute a public or local 
improvement. The manufacture of crushed 
stone with this machinery does not constitute 
an improvement, either public or local. It is 
the manufacture of crude material, which 
may be used in the construction of either a 
public or a local improvement; but no person 
with any respect whatever for the accurate 
use of the words could contend that this raw 
material was in itsell an improvement. 

I therefore conclude that neither the statute 
nor the ordinance above quoted, has any 
application whatever to the purchase of ma- 
chinery for crushing stone or to the business 
of crushing such stone, and that no legal 
objections exist to the immediate establish- 



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ment and operation of a stone crushing plant 
for the pur, ose specified in your letter. 

The product could under the authority of 
the cases cited in the Wagner case (supra) be 
sold to street contractors for use in street 
paving. If the city can put itself in a posi- 
tion to sell crushed stone to paving contrac- 
tors at prices materially below those now 
maintained by the material dealers who have 
a practical monopoly of this market, it is 
quite certain that much lower bids can be 
secured for street improvements. 
Yours very truly, 

EDGAR G, TOLMAN, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Which was referred to the Special Com- 
mittee on Paving Investigation. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, j 
November 2, 1903. f 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— July 20, 1903, your Honor- 
able Body passed an ordinance instituting 
high pressure water systems for fire protec- 
tion only. A section of this ordinance calls 
for the appointment of a High Pressure 
Water Commission, to consist of six (0) 
representatives of business interests, seven 
(7) Aldermen and one (1) engineer. In con- 
formity with this section of the ordinance, I 
hereby appoint the following as members of 
the High Pressure Water Commission: 
Aid. Palmer, A. C. Bartlett, 

Aid. Bradley, Graeme Stewart, 

Aid. Badenoch, H. G. Self ridge, 

Aid. Burns, F. B. Noyes, 

Aid. O'Connell, Clarence S. Pellet, 

Aid. Bihl, William D. Kerfoot, 

Aid. Harkin, Geo. W. Jackson, 

Engineer. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Which was placed on file. 

AI SO, 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office. I 

November 2, L903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 



my approval, an order passed by your 
Honorable Body at its last regular meeting 
directing the Commissioner of Buildings to 
issue a permit to V. Panico to raise building 
119 and 121 Vernon Park place. I would sug- 
gest a reconsideration of the vote by which 
this order was passed, and its reference to 
your Committee on Streets and Alleys West. 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, ■ 
Mayor. 

Aid. Powers moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved that the order be 
referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

The motion prevailed. 



The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 2, 1903. \ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Honor- 
able Body at its last regular meeting, direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works to 
have owners of building at the northeast 
corner of 37th and State streets lay sidewalk, 
for the reason that this order should have 
been directed to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. I would suggest a reconsideration of 
the vote by which this order was passed, and 
the passage of the accompanying order in its 
stead, without the usual reference to a 
Committee: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be requested to take the necessary 
steps for the levying of an assessment for a 
new sidewalk at the northeast corner of 37th 
and State streets. 

Respectfully, 
Carter H. Hakuison, 
Mayor, 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the order be 



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passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstandi g. 

The motion was lost. 



The following veto message. 

Mayor's Office, ) 
November 2, 1903. J 

To the Honorable, the City Council; 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, without 
my approval, an order passed by your Hon- 
orable Body at its last regular meeting di- 
recting the Commissioner of Public Works 
to issue a permit to James S. Smith to string 
a banner at 181 Washington street, for the 
reason that it is against the policy of the ad- 
ministration to permit the stringing of ban- 
ners in the downtown district. 

Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 

JIayor. 

Aid. Jackson moved to reconsider the vote 
by which the order referred to in the veto 
message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jackson moved that the order be 
passed, the veto of His Honor, the Mayor, to 
the contrary notwithstanding. 

The motion was lost. 



The following veto message - 

Mayor's Office, I 

November 2, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body at its last 
regular meeting, granting permission and 
authority to Jacob Koehler to construct and 
maintain a wagon scale in 42d street near 
Emerald avenue, for the reason that Section 
5 of said ordinance privides that the rights 
and privileges therein granted maybe revoked 
at any time by order of the City Council. 

It has been the usual custom for the past 
six years to vest the power of revocation in 
the Mayor, and in order to maintain uni- 
formity I would suggest a reconsideration of 



the vote by which this ordinance was passed, 
and its repassage with the following amend- 
ment. 

Amend said ordinance by striking out the 
words "the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago," in lines four (4) and five (5) of Sec- 
tion 5 of said ordinance, and inserting in their 
stead the words u the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago." 

Further amend said ordinance by adding 
thereto the following section: 

"Section 0. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage." 
Respectfully, 

Carter H. Harrison, 
Mayor. 

Aid. Burns moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to in the 
veto message of His Honor, the Mayor, was 
passed. , 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Burns moved that the ordinance be 
amended in accordance with the veto message 
of His Honor, the Mayor. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Burns moved the passage of the 
ordinance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas-Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Suow,Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butlef, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badeuoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conl'on, Brennau, Moran — 3. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by Vie City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. Permission and authority are 
hereby given to Jacob Koehler, his succes. 



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surs and assigns to construct and maintain 
for a period of ten (10) years a wagon scale in 
42d street near Emerald avenue. 

Section 2. Said scale shall be located and 
constructed under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of said City of Chicago, and said Jacob 
Koehler, his successors and assigns shall keep 
and maintain same and the portion of the 
street surrounding said scale in good condition 
and repair, safe for public travel, satis- 
factory to the said Commissioner of Public 
Works. Said grantee shall enter into a 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000), with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor of said City of Chicago, condi- 
tioned to indemnify and save harmless said 
city from all loss, damage and expense which 
may in any manner arise or grow out of the 
construction and maintenance of said scale, 
or from or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by authority of the permission 
herein given, and conditioned further to 
observe and perform, all and singular, the 
conditions and provisions of this ordinance. 
The said bond and the liabilities thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not be 
in force, then the privileges and authority 
herein granted shall thereupon cease; 
and said scale shall be so constructed that 
it shall not impede or obstruct traffic in any 
way. Said Jacob Koehler, his successors and 
assigns shall keep and maintain that part of 
said 42d street adjacent to and about said 
scales in good repair and condition at said 
grantee's expense. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the term 
herein granted the said Jacob Koehler, his 
successors and assigns shall forthwith remove 
said scale and its appurtenances, and restore 
said street to its proper condition to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
so that the portion of said street where said 
scale has been Located shall be put In the same 



condition as the remaining portion of said 
street in the same block. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage and ap- 
proval, provided the said Jacob Koehler 
shall file his written acceptance hereof, and 
the said bond, with the City of Chicago, with- 
in thirty days from and after the passage and 
approval hereof. 

Section 5. The rights and privileges here- 
in granted may be revoked at any time by 
order of the Mayor of the City of Chicago. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

The City Comptroller submitted the follow- 
ing communication: 

Department of Finance. ) 
Chicago, October 28, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the Manor and Aldermen, in 
City Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen— In reply to Council order di- 
recting the City Comptroller to compile state- 
ment of moneys received as compensation 
for privileges granted, I beg to submit state- 
ment in detail, with summary, showing the 
amounts received during 190.', as follows: 

Bay windows.... $ 6.29100 

Use of streets and alleys 4,905 27 

Bridge approaches 270 00 

Elevated sidewalks 750 00 

Conduits 13,400 00 

Wharves and docks 7,720 32 

Vacation of streets and alleys 1,000 00 

Rent of city property 79,S5S 00 

Picking city dumps 1,800 00 

Tunnels and bridges 13.910 00 

Coalholes 900 00 

Switch tracks 5,185 00 

Electric franchises 4,701 45 

Total yearly $140,751 04 

The report of privileges granted by the 
City Council, which accompanied the above- 
referred to Council order, has been checked 
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SUMMARY. 

Bay windows $ 6,291 00 

Use of streets and alleys 4,905 27 

Bridge approaches 270 00 

Elevated sidewalks.. 750 00 

Conduits 13,400 00 

Wharves and docks 7,720 32 

Vacation of streets and alleys , 1,000 00 

Rent of City property 79,858 00 

Picking City dumps 1,860 00 

Tunnels and bridges ' . , 13,910 00 

Coal holes „ 900 00 

Switch tracks. .. . 5,185 00 

Electric franchises 4,701 45 

Total $140,751 04 

Which was placed on file. 



The Corporation Counsel submitted the 
following communication: 

Corporation Counsel's Office, j 
Chicago, October 23, 1903. j 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In compliance with the order 
of your Honorable Body, I have prepared and 
transmit herewith an ordinancce repealing an 
ordinance passed November 4th, 1901, and 
printed at pages 1246-7-8 of the Council Pro- 
ceedings of 1901-1902, gran ing authority to 
Thomas W. Barrett, his successors, lessees 
and assigns, to maintain one railroad switch 
track in certain territory therein described. 

Very truly yours, 

Edgar B. Tolman, 

Corporation Counsel. 

Aid. Ailing moved the passage of the or- 
dinance submitted by the Corporation Coun- 
sel. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordinance 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, bailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton. Cerveny, Zinuner, 
Scully, Maypole, Hark in, Boil fuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dover, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 



Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan,Moran— 3. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of 
Chicaqo: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed No- 
vember 4, 1901, (Council Proceedings 1901-2, 
pages 1246-7-8), granting permission and au- 
thority to Thomas W. Barrett, his successors' 
lessees and assigns, to construct, lay down, 
maintain and operate one railroad switch 
track in the territory therein described, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, said grantee not 
having accepted the same. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

The Commissioner of Health submitted a 
request for an emergency appropriation of 
$12,000 to be used in lighting smallpox and 
other contagious diseases, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

The Board of Education submitted a re- 



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quest for concurrence in the purchase of a 
school site, corner Roscoe street, Newport 
avenue and Lincoln street; also for the vaca- 
tion of the 16-foot alley running east and 
west between said aforesaid described prop 
erty ; also a request for a school site at the 
southwest corner of Schubert and Monticello 
avenues; also a request for an appropriation 
of 1140.000 for the erection of a 26-room 
school building on the Graham school site at 
45th street and Union avenue, which were 
Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

The City Clerk submitted the following 
communication: 

City GlErk's Office, ) 
Chicago, November 2, 1903. ) 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the City 

Council : 

Gentlemen— I hereby make report-to your 
Honorable Body of all acceptances and bonds, 
under ordinances, filed in my office since the 
meeting of October 20th, 1903. 

Acceptance Pittsburgh. Cincinnati, Chicago 
& St. Louis Railway of amendatory track 
elevation ordinance of October 12th 1903. 
Filed November 1st, 1903. 

Acceptance Chicago & Western Indiana 
Railroad Co. of amendatory ordinance in 
relation to sidewalks in subway at 59th street. 
Passed October 12th, 1903. Filed October 
30th, 1903. 

Acceptance Pennsylvania Company of 
amendatory track elevation ordinance of 
October 1 9th , 1903. Filed November 2d, 1903. 
Yours respectfully, 

Fred C. Bender, 
City Clerk. 
Which was placed on file. 

The Clerk presented a communication from 
Chas M. Reeves, Secretary of the Committee 
on Legislation of the World's Fair, St. Louis 
1904, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, sub- 
mitting an outline of the plans of the '-Model 
City ' T and calling attention to the necessity 
of completing all structures therein by April 
30 1904, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication: 

Chicago, III., October 2, 1903. 

To the Mayor, and Members of the Common 
Council of Chicago: 
Greeting— At a mass meeting of the 



citizens of Chicago held in this city at 
Handel Hall, Sunday, November 1st, at 8 
P. M., the hereto appended resolutions were 
passed. 

As Chairman and Secretary of said meeting 
we submit these resolutions for your favor- 
able consideration and action. 

William Prentiss, 

Wm. Bross Lloyd, Chairman. 

Secretary. 



Whereas, We learn from the press that 
the Committee on Local Transportation has 
been negotiating in secret with representa- 
tives of the traction interests, and has denied 
the people the right to be present or to 
know anything about the negotiations; and 

Whereas, No autocrat could have treat- 
ed the representatives and requests of the 
people with less consideration than was ac- 
corded by these representatives of the people; 
and, 

Whereas, No representative of the people 
should have on any public question anything 
to discuss which he is not willing that the 
people should hear; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we f ondemn the secret action 
of the Committee on Local Transportation as 
undemocratic, and we demand that further 
negotiations, if any, beheld with open doors. 

Whereas. In no contract relation of a 
municipal government with a public utility 
corporation have the interests of the people- 
ever been protected ; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we, citizens of Chicago in 
mass meeting assembled, demand that the 
Common Council of Chicago refuse to extend 
the truce expiring November 30th, and pro- 
ceed at once to reenact the license law of 1878, 
thus placing the companies on a revocable 
license basis on which they can be controlled 
by the city, by the exercise of its police 
power. 

\A hekeas, The Mayor, Aldermen, Assem- 
blymen, Senators, and leading citizens from 
Chicago, before the Legislature last winter 
demanded Municipal Ownership legislation 
in order that the city might deal with the 
street railway companies on equal terms 
and, 

Whereas, Until the Muellar law is adopt- 



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ed in Chicago, the city is not in such a posi- 
tion and, 

"Whereas, Under present conditions to 
negotiate a franchise is a breach of faith, 
therefore, be it 

Resolved, That we citizens of Chicago in 
mass meeting assembled demand that no fur- 
negotiations for a franchise grant be held 
with the street railway companies and 
further, 

Be it Resolved, That we demand that the- 
Common Council of the City of Chicago 
adopt at -once a resolution reciting that, 
whereas until the adoption of the Mueller law, 
the objects for which the Committee on 
Local Transportation was appointed have 
ceased to exist, therefore that said Committee 
report in full what they have done, and bj 
discharged from further duty. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Scully, re- 
ferred to the Committee on Local Transpor- 
tation. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following communication: 

Board of Local Improvements, j 
Chicago, November 2, 1903. [ 

Hon. CarterS. Harrison, Mayor, and Members 
of the City Council: 

Gentlemen— In accordance with the pro- 
visions of the statute in such case made and 
provided, and on behalf of the Board of 
Local Improvements, I transmit herewith a 
report on the condition of the streets paved 
under the Board since the passage of the 
statute in 1901. 

Respectfully submitted, 

John A. May, 

Secretary. 



North and south alley between Aber- 
deen street, Jackson boulevard, Morgan 
street and Van Buren street. Good con- 
dition. — O. E. Bates. 

Alley between Wabash avenue, Adams 
street, State street and Jackson boule- 
vard. Chicago Telephone Co. tore up 
pavement and raised cover of their man- 
hole two to three inches higher than sur- 
rounding pavemenl in rear of No. 217, 



Balance of work in good condition. — D. 
B. Cooney. 

Alley south of S. Water street, Clark 
street to Dearborn street. Good condi- 
tion. — D. K. Cooney. 

Alley between 26th street, Prairie ave- 
nue, 29th street and Calumet avenue. 
Good condition. — P. J. O'Donnell. 

North and south alley between Eggles- 
ton avenue, 63rd street, Normal avenue 
and 112 feet south. Good condition. — 
D. F. Sullivan. 

Arthington place from Centre avenue 
to Lytle street. Good condition.— O. E. 
Bates. 

Aberdeen street from Damon street to 
11th street. Two curbstones broken at 
southeast corner Polk, otherwise in good 
condition. — 0. E. Bates. 

Armitage avenue from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to Elston avenue. Good condition. — 
P. B. (> 'Hare. 

Armitage avenue from 44th avenue to 
51st avenue. Good condition. — P. B. 
'Hare. 

Ada street from Madison street to 
Arbor place. Good condition.— P. B. 
O 'Hare. 

Austin avenue from Wes 1 em avenue 
to Paulina street. Good condition. — P. 
B. O'Hare. 

Alma street from Ontario street to 
Chicago avenue. Good condition. — P. 
B. O'Hare. 

Adams street from Canal street to 
Des Plaines street. Depression opposite 
No. 81, balance in good condition. — D. 
E. Cooney. 

Archer avenue from State street to 23 
feet west of Stewart avenue. Good con- 
dition.— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Archer avenue from Canal street to 
Ashland avenue. Good condition, ex- 
cept two lades. Contractor going to re- 
pair immediately. 1'. J. O'Donnell. 

Ashland avenue from 63rd street io 
69th street. Cnuu\ condition.— D. P. Sul- 
livan. 



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Ashland avenue from Diversey boule- 
vard to Clybourn avenue. Good condi- 
tion, except opening made in front of No. 
1393> __E. F. Colford. 

Boone street from DeKalb street to 
Leavitt street. Good condition.— 0. E. 
Bates. 

Boston avenue from Desplaines street 
to Halsted street. Good condition.— 0'. 
E. Bates. 

Brewery avenue from 27th. street to 
320 feet south. Good condition— D. E. 
Cooney. 

Blue Island avenue from Ashland ave- 
nue to Western avenue. Good condition. 
—P. J. O'Donnell. 

Briar place from Halsted street to 
Evanston avenue. Good condition.— E. 
F. Colford. 

Belle Plaine avenue from Eobey street 
to West Kavenswood Park. Good con- 
dition.— E. F. Colford. 

Clinton street from Harrison street to 
12th street. In very bad condition. — 0. 
E. Bates. 

Centre avenue from Madison street to 
Adams street. Good condition— O. E. 
Bates. 

Canal street (west one-half) from Mil- 
waukee avenue to Fulton street. Good 
condition.— D. E. Cooney. 

Clark street from Kinzie street to 169 
feet south of N. Water street. Good con- 
dition.— D. E. Cooney. 

Clark street from 17th street to 22nd 
street. Depression at intersection of 21st 
street; badly torn up at intersection of 
20th street; depression opposite No. 
1917 ; gutter torn up at southwest corner 
of 19th street for sidewalk; brows same 
as last report.— D. E. Cooney. 

Congress street from Wabash avenue 
to Holden court, Good condition.— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Clark street from Addison street to 
Belmont avenue. Good condition. — E. F. 
Colford. 

Cuyler avenue from C. & N. W. E. E. 



to Eobey street. Good condition.— E. F. 
Colford. 

Clybourn avenue from Fullerton ave- 
nue to North avenue. Good condition, 
except a few depressions. — E. F. Col- 
ford. 

Cleveland avenue from Fullerton ave- - 
nue to Lincoln avenue. Good condition. 
— E, F. Colford. . 

Chase' avenue from Clark street to C. 
& E. E. B. Good condition. — E. E. Wil- 
kinson. 

DeKalb street from Flournoy street to 
Leavitt street. Good condition.— O. E. 
Bates. 

Douglas place from Ehodes avenue to 
Cottage Grove avenue. Good condition. 
—P. J. O'Donnell. 

Dearborn street from 33rd street to 
39th street. Good condition, except very 
dirty and should be cleaned; two or 
three slight depressions about 25 feet 
north of 39th street about center of 
street.— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Deming place from Orchard street to 
N. Clark street. Good condition— E. F. 
Colford. 

Dearborn avenue from Kinzie street to 
Michigan street. Good condition. — D. E. 
Cooney. 

Elburn avenue from Throop street to 
Laflin street. Good condition.— O. E. 
Bates. 

Elmwood avenue from 37th street to 
38th street. Good condition. — P. J. 
O 'Donnell. 

Ellis avenue from 46th street to 51st 

street. Good condition.— D. F. Sullivan. 

Elm street from Wells street to La- 

Salle avenue. Good condition. — E. F. 

Golford. 

Erie street from Pine street to 600 
feet east of St. Clair street. Good con- 
dition.— E. F. Colford. 

88th street from Winchester avenue to 
100 feet east of Peoria street. Good 
condition. — P. Pernod. 

14th place from Canal street to Hal- 



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steel street. Good condition. — P. J. 
O 'Donnell. 
40th avenue system: 

South 40th avenue from first alley 
north of Fillmore street to West 16th 
street. Macadam washing away and 
bricks loose at first inlet south of 12th 
street on west side of street; also north- 
west corner 13th street; bricks gone and 
badly washed away at northwest and 
southwest corners of 14th street ; in fact 
all of 40th avenue is in poor condition, 
like waves. 

South 40th court from West 12th street 
to West 16th street. Macadam badly 
washed away at inlets, northeast, south- 
east and southwest corners of 14th street. 

South 41st court from West 12th street 
to West 16th street. Inlet between 13th 
and 14th streets, west side of street, 
macadam worn away from around it, de- 
pression at same place; hole 100 feet 
south of 12th street on the west side; 
very bad depression in front of 1208 ; 
depressions in front of 1401, 1456 and 
1502; macadam badly washed away at 
inlet in front of 1528. 

South 42nd avenue from West 12th 
street to West 14th street. Inlet in front 
of 1330, macadam badly washed away; 
depressions in front of 1318, 1328, 1334 
and 1336. 

South 42nd court from West 12th 
street to West 14th street. Bad hole 12 
feet north of 14th street, west side of 
street; first inlet south of 12th street, 
east side of street, macadam badly 
washed away; depressions in front of 
1228, 1230, 1340 and 1359 ; needs rolling 
in front of 1325 and 1326 on account of 
openings. 

South 43rd avenue from West 12th 
street to West 14th street. Depression in 
front of 1355; also openings made in 
front of 1250 and 1251, needs rolling; 
northeasl corner of intersection needs line 
stuff and rolling. 

Fillmore streel from 40th avenue to 
43r<l avenue. Bricks and macadam wash- 
ing away from inlel al soullienst corner 



40th avenue; bad depression in front of 
2254, north side of street ; macadam 
washed away at 2120; wagon tracks are 
2 and 3 inches deep in center of street 
between 40th and 41st avenues, like car 
tracks. 

Grenshaw street from South 40th ave- 
nue to South 41st avenue. Good condi- 
tion. 

West 13th street from South 40th ave- 
nue to South 44th avenue. Macadam 
badly washed away at inlets at northeast 
and southeast corners of 43rd court; also 
hole in macadam at north crosswalk. 

West 16th street from South Kedzie 
av.enue to South 42nd avenue. Block be- 
tween 41st court and 42hd avenue in bad 
condition, with holes; between 40th ave- 
nue and Harding avenue five holes; 
bricks loose at northwest corner Harding 
avenue; block between Springfield and 
Avers avenues depressed in center of 
street; macadam at east and west cross- 
walk in bad condition ; also crosswalks in 
macadam at east and west side badly 
sunk. 

West 14th street from Douglas boule- 
vard to 42nd avenue. Good condition. 

West 15th street from South 40th ave- 
nue to 42nd avenue. Good condition. — 
O. E. Bates. 

43d street from Drexel boulevard to 
Ellis avenue. Good condition. — D. F, 
Sullivan. 

44th court from Harrison street to 
Colorado avenue. Good condition. — O. 
E. Bates. 

45th street system: West 45th street 
from Honore street to Marshfield avenue; 
West 46th street? from Honore street to 
Marshfield avenue; Hermitage avenue 
from 45th avenue to 47th street; Paulina 
street from 45th street to 47th street; 
Marshfiold avenue from loth street to 
47th street. Good condition. — D. F. 
Sullivan. 

isth streel from Ellis avenue to Drexel 
avenue. (Uhu\ condition.— P. I' 1 . Sulli- 
van. 

52nd avenue from Chicago avenue to 



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Good condition. — P. B. 



Augusta street. 
'Hare. 

52nd avenue from Chicago avenue to 
C. & N. W. By. Good condition. — P. B. 
O'Hare. 

Fulton street from Western avenue to 
65 feet west of Maplewood avenue. Good 
condition.— P. B. 'Hare. 

Franklin street from Lomax place to 
Harrison street. Good condition, except 
opening made on each side of street near 
intersection of Lomax place, from north 
line of Lomax place to 50 feet south of 
same.— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Gurley street from Blue Island avenue 
to South May street. Two curbstones 
broken at northeast corner of May 
street ; otherwise street in good condition. 
—0. E, Bates. 

Graves court from Cottage Grove ave- 
•nue to 33rd street. Good condition — 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Greenwood avenue from 43rd street to 
51st street. Good condition. — D. P. Sul- 
livan. 

Goethe street from Sedgwick street to 
Clark street. Good condition. — E. P. Col- 
ford. 

Germania place from Clark street to 
LaSalle avenue. Good condition.— E. P. 
Coif or d. 

Hope street from Blue Island avenue 
to South Morgan street. Good condition. 
—0. E. Bates. 

Harrison street from Center avenue to 
Paulina street. Good condition. — 0. E. 
Bates. 

Hermitage avenue from Jackson boule- 
vard to 12th street. Good condition but 
gutters dirty. — O. E. Bates. 

Harrison street from Clark street to 
Halsted street. Good condition. — O. E. 
Bates. 

Harrison street from 42nd avenue to 
Belt Railway. Hole in front of 2277, 
two depressions at intersection of 42nd 
avenue at southeast corner. — O. E. Bates. I 
Huron street from St. Clair street to | 



600 feet east. Good condition.— E. P. 
Colford. 

Hudson avenue from North avenue to 
Center street. Good condition.— E. P. 
Colford. 

Halsted street from Fullerton avenue 
to Clark street. Good condition, except 
a few depressions made by openings — 
E. F. Colford. 

Illinois street from Dearborn avenue 
to Rush street. Good condition.— E. F. 
Colford. 1 

Illinois street from Franklin street to 
Orleans street. Good condition. — E. F. 
Colford. 

Illinois street from Rush street to 
500 feet east of St. Clair street. Good 
condition.— D. R, Cooney. 

Jefferson street from 16th street to 
22nd street. Good condition. — P. J. 
O 'Donnell. 

Johnson street from Taylor street to 
16th street. Good condition. — P. J. 
'Donnell. 

Kinzie street system: Kinzie street 
from 48th avenue to 579 feet east of 47th 
avenue; Austin avenue from 48th avenue 
to 579 feet east of 47th avenue; Indiana 
street from 48th avenue to 579 feet east 
of 47th avenue; Ohio street from 48th 
avenue to 579 feet east of 47th avenue; 
Ontario street from 48th avenue to 518 
feet east of 47th avenue; Erie street 
from 48th avenue to 46th avenue ; Huron 
street from 48th avenue to 46th avenue; 
47th avenue from Lake street to Chi-' 
cago avenue. Repairs needed. — P. B. 
O 'Hare. 

Kinzie and North Water street from 
State street to Rush street. Good condi- 
tion. — D. R. Cooney. 

Kinzie street from State street to 
W T ells street.' Depression opposite No. 
150; brows both sides of car tracks from 
Dearborn avenue to Clark street, need 
repairs, balance in good condition. — D. 
E. Cooney. 

Kenmore avenue from Montrose avc- 



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nue to Graceland avenue. Good condi- 
tion. — E. E. Wilkinson. 

Jefferson street from 16th street to 
22nd street. Good condition. — P. J. 
.0 'Donnell. 

Leavitt street from Madison street to 
Taylor street. Good condition, but gut- 
ters dirty. — <X E. Bates. 

Lowell place from Polk street to Tay- 
lor street. Good condition.- — 0. E. Bates. 
Lexington street from Kedzie avenue 
to Central Park avenue. Good condition. 
—0. E. Bates. 

Lincoln street from Adams street to 
Washington boulevard. Good condition. 
—P. B. O'Hare. 

Laflin street from Madison street to 
22nd street. Good condition. — P. J. 
O 'Donnell. 

Lomax place from 5th avenue to 
Franklin street. Good condition, except 
opening made opposite No. 22, 2x15 feet, 
another opening about 4 feet west of in- 
tersection of 5th avenue, clear across 
street.— P. J. O 'Donnell. 

Lake avenue from Oakwood boulevard 
to 51st street. Block between 50th and 
51st streets needs some repairs on west 
side of street; has been torn up and not 
put back in proper condition; also a few 
small depressions between 47th and 50th; 
otherwise in good condition. — D. F. Sul- 
livan. 

Laflin street from 51st street to 53rd 

street. Good condition. — D. F. Sullivan. 

Lincoln place from Webster avenue to 

Garfield avenue. Good condition. — E. F. 

Col ford. 

Lane court from Garfield avenue to 
Center street. Good condition. — E. F. 
Colford. 

Larrabee street from Clybouvn avenue 
to North avenue. Good condition. — E. 
F. Colford. 

Larrabee street from Crybouru avenue 
to Chicago incline. Good condition. — E. 
F. Colford. 

Longwood avenue system: Longwood 
avenue from Weal 95th sheet to West 



107th street; Walden parkway from 
West 97th street to West 99th street; 
West 103rd street from South Leavitt 
street to P. C. C. & St. L, By. ; West 99th 
street from Longwood avenue to South 
Wood street. Good condition. — P. Per- 
nod. 

Marshfield avenue from Harrison street 
to 12th street. Good condition, but gut- 
ters dirty. — O. E. Bates. 

Marshfield avenue from 51st street to 
Garfield boulevard. Good condition.— 

D. F. Sullivan. 

Miller street from Harrison street to 
Taylor street. Good condition, but .gut- 
ters dirty. — O. E. Bates. 

May street from Harrison street to 
12th street. Good condition, but gutters 
dirty.— 0. E. Bates. 

May street from Grand avenue to Kin- 
zie street. Good condition. — P. B. 
'Hare. 

Mozart street from Fullerton avenue 
to Humboldt boulevard. Good condition. 
—P. B. O'Hare. 

Market street from Jackson boulevard 
to 249 feet south. Good condition. — D. 

E. Cooney. 

Michigan street from State street to 
Rush street. Good condition. — D. E. 
Cooney. 

Michigan street from Clark street to 
State street. Depression at northwest 
corner of State street; depression oppo- 
site No. 201; trench south side of street 
from No. 184 to Clark street.— D. E. 
Cooney. 

Meridian street from Halsted street to 
Union street. Good condition — D. E. 
Cooney. 

Madison street from State street to 
Michigan avenue. Good condition. — V. 
J. O 'Donnell. 

M:i pie street from Dearborn avenue to 
Slate street. Good condition. — E. F. 
Colford. 

Mohawk street from Garfield avenue to 
North avenue. Good condition. — E, F. 

Oolford. 



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Morgan street from Milwaukee avenue 
to Kinzie street. Good condition.— P. B. 
O'Hare. 

Morgan street from 12th street to alley 
south of 15th street. Good condition.— 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

Normal avenue from Garfield boule- 
vard to 63rd street. Good condition.— 
D. F. Sullivan. 

Normal avenue from 63rd" street to 
65th street. Good condition— D. F. Sul- 
livan. 

91st street from Exchange avenue to 
South Chicago avenue. Good condition. 
—P. Pernod. 

Oregon avenue from Sibley street to 
Loomis street. Good condition.— 0. E, 
Bates. 

Ohio street from 52nd avenue to 54th 

avenue. Good condition.— P. B. O'Hare. 

Ontario street from 52nd avenue to 

Willow avenue. Good condition.— P. B. 

O'Hare. 

Ohio street from Desplaines street to 
Union street. Good condition.— P. B. 
O'Hare. 

O'Brien street from Jefferson street 
to Halsted street. Good condition— P. 
J. O'Donnell. 

Ohio street from Clark street to Rush 

street. Good condition.— E. F. Colford. 

Ohio street from Clark street to Wells 

street. Good condition.— E. F. Colford. 

•102nd street system: 102nd street from 

Lowe avenue to Canal street; 102nd 

place from Butler street to Canal street ; 

Lowe avenue from 99th street to 103rd 

street; Wallace street from 99th street 

to 103d street ; Parnell avenue from 99th 

street to 103rd street; Butler street from 

99th street to 103rd street; Canal street 

from 102nd place to 103rd street. Good 

condition. — P. Pernod. 

Polk street from Halsted street to Cen- 
ter avenue. Good condition — O. E. Bates. 
Plum street from Loomis street to Laf- 
lin street. Good condition.— O. E. Bates. 
Polk street from Halsted street to Clin- 



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Good condition. — O. E. 



ton street. 
Bates. 

Park avenue from Lake street to Ohio 
street. Good condition.— P. B. O'Hare. 
Prairie avenue from 16th street to 20th 
street. Good condition.— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. ' 

Princeton avenue from 26th street to 
31st street. Good condition. — P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

Princeton avenue from Archer avenue 
to 26th street. Fair condition.— P. J. 
O 'Donnell. 

Rhodes avenue from 214.75 feet south 
of 34th street to 35th street. Good con- 
dition.— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Rhodes avenue, from 214.75 feet 
south of 34th street to 33rd street. Good 
condition.— P. J. O'Donnell. 

Rhodes avenue system : Rhodes avenue 
from 70th street to 71st street; Vin- 
cennes avenue from 'Anthony avenue to 
71st street; 70th street from South Park 
avenue to St. Lawrence avenue. Good 
condition.— D. F. Sullivan. 

Rhodes avenue from 31st street to 33rd 
street. Good condition.— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Rosalie court from 52nd street to 59th 
street. Good condition.— D. F. Sullivan. 
Rogers avenue from Ridge road to C. 
& E. R. R, Good condition.— E. E. Wil- 
kinson. 

Sangamon street from Taylor street to 
574 feet south of 14th place. Good con- 
dition.— O. E. Bates. 

Sebor street from Desplaines street to 
Halsted street. Refuse and garbage har; 
been dumped 125 feet west of Desplaines 
street on south side of street until the 
curb is completely covered, and the street 
is also covered for at least four feet from 
the curb— O. E Bates. 

Superior street from May street to 
Center avenue. Good condition. — P. B. 
Oi'Hare. 

St. Louis avenue from North avenue to 
Hirsch street. Good condition. — P. B. 
O 'Hare. 



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Sacramento avenue from Milwaukee 
avenue to Humboldt boulevard. Good 
condition. — P. B. 'Hare. 

State street from Kinzie street to 200 
feet south. Good condition. — D. E. 
Cooney. 

16th street from Canal street to Mor- 
gan street. Good condition. — D. E. 
Cooney. 

State street from 26th street to 39th 
street. Good condition. — P. J. 0"Don- 
nell. 

Stewart avenue from 60th street to 
63rd street, North of 63rd street be- 
tween alley and 63rd, a few small depres- 
sions in center of street ; also south cross- 
walk at intersection of 62nd, macadam 
and granite worn away from edges. — D. 
F. Sullivan. 

Sedgwick court from Division street to 
Elm street. Good condition. — E. F. Col- 
ford. 

Sedgwick street from Division street 
to Chicago avenue. Good condition. — E. 
F. Colford. 

Schiller street from Clark street to 
Sedgwick street. Good condition.— E. 
F. Colford. 

Sheffield avenue from Clybourn ave- 
nue to North avenue. Bad condition. — 
E, F. Colford. 

67th street from State street to P. Ft. 
W. & C. E. E. Good condition— D. F. 
Sullivan. 

65th street from Stewart avenue to 
125 feet west of Turner avenue. Good 
condition.— D. F. Sullivan. 

33rd place from Cottage Grove ave- 
nue to Ehodes avenue. Good condition. 
—P. J. O'Donnell. 

36th street from Vincennes avenue to 
Lake avenue. Good condition. — P. J. 
O 'Donnell. 

12th place from Halsted street to Jef- 
ferson street. Good condition.— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

i:;tii street I'roni Albany avenue to 
Homar avenue. Good condition. P. J. 
O'Donnell. 



13th street from Halsted street to Jef- 
ferson street, Good condition. — P. J. 
'Donnell. 

22nd street from State street to Archer 
avenue. Good condition. — P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

23rd street from Wabash avenue to 
State street, Good condition. — P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

23rd street from State street to Canal 
street. Good condition. — P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

24th street from State street to first 
alley west of Armour avenue. Good con- 
dition.— P. J. O'Donnell. 

24th street from LaSalle street to But- 
ler street. Depression on south side of 
street from Nos. 315 to 340 caused by 
gas ditch.— P. J. O 'Donnell. 

25th street from Wabash avenue to 
110 feet west of Armour avenue. Good 
condition. — P. J. O'Donnell. 

25th street from Kedzie avenue to 
Trumbull avenue. Good condition. — P. 
J. O'Donnell. 

25th street from South Park avenue 
to Wabash avenue. Good condition— P. 
J. O'Donnell. 

30th street from Prairie avenue to 
State street. Good condition.— P. J. 
O'Donnell. 

30th street from .Prairie avenue to 
South Park avenue. Fair condition. — 
P. J. O'Donnell. 

36th place from State street to In- 
diana avenue. Good condition. — P. J. 
O 'Donnell. 

Troy street system : North Troy street 
from Belmont avenue to Elston avenue; 
North Albany avenue from Belmont ave- 
nue to Elston avenue; North Whipple 
street from Belmont avenue to Roscoe | 
street; North Sacramento avenue from 
Belmonl avenue to Elston avenue; 
North Humboldt street from Belmont 
avenue to School street; North Fran- 
cisco avenue from Belmonl ave- 
nue to Elston avenue; West School 
street from North Ketl/.ie avenue 



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to Elston ' avenue; West Eoscoe 
street from North Kedzie avenue to El- 
ston avenue; Avondale avenue from 
North Kedzie avenue to North Troy 
street. Combined curb and gutter cracked 
in many places ; should be repaired. Sur- 
face of street in good condition.— E, E. 
Wilkinson. 

Throop street from 18th street to 22nd 
street. Good condition.— P. J. O'Don- 
nell. 

Tremont street from Stewart avenue to 
573 feet west of Normal avenue. Good 
condition. — D. F. Sullivan. 

Van Bur en street from Paulina street 
to Kedzie avenue. Good condition. — O. 
E. Bates. 

Van Buren street from Paulina street 
to Center avenue. Good condition.— 0. 
E*. Bates. 

Vincennes avenue from 39th street to 
43rd street. Good condition. — D. F. Sul- 
livan. 

Vincennes avenue from 43rd street to 
47th street. Good condition — D. F. Sul- 
livan. 

Vernon avenue system: Vernon ave- 
nue from 63rd street to 67th street ; 64th 
street from 132 feet east of Drexel ave- 
nue to South Park avenue; 65th street 
from Cottage Grove avenue to South 
Park avenue; 66th street from Cottage 
Grove avenue to South Park avenue. Good 
condition. — D. F. Sullivan. 

Wells street from Kinzie street to 451 
feet south. West gutter opposite new 
addition to Northwestern Depot torn 
up for sidewalk. Depression opposite No. 
2, east side of street. Balance in good 
condition. — D. B. Cooney. 

Wentworth avenue from 18th street 
to 21st street. Good condition. — D. E. 
Cooney. 

Western avenue from Madison street 
to Fulton street. Good condition. — P. B. 
'Hare. 

Wentworth avenue system: Wentworth 
avenue from 115th street to 119th street; 
LaSalle street, from 115th street to 



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119th street ; Perry avenue from 115th 
street to 119th street; LaFayette avenue 
from 115th street to 119th street; State 
street from 115th street to 119th street; 
116th street from Wentworth avenue to 
Michigan avenue ; 117th place from State 
street to Michigan avenue; 117th street 
from Wentworth avenue to Perry ave- 
nue; 117th street from State street to 
Michigan avenue; 118th street from 
Wentworth avenue to Michigan avenue; 
118th place from State street to Michi- 
gan avenue; Wabash avenue from 116th 
street to C. & W. I. B. E-. Good condi- 
tion. — P. Pernod. 

Washington avenue from 64th street 
to 488.5 feet south. Good condition. — D. 
F. Sullivan. 

Wabansia avenue system: Wabansia 
avenue from Central Park avenue to C. 
M. & St. P. Ey. ; Lawndale avenue from 
North avenue to 597.63 feet north of 
Wabansia avenue; Monticello avenue 
from North avenue to 597.65 feet north 
of Wabansia avenue; Columbia street 
from Lawndale avenue to C. M. & St. P. 
E. E. Good condition. — P. B. O'Hare. 

Yale avenue from 67th street to 73rd 
street. Good condition.— D. F. Sullivan. 

Which was placed on file. 



SPEGIAL ASSESSMENT IMPROVEMENT AND 
REPEALING ORDINANCES SUBMITTED BY 
THE BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS; 
ALSO ALL MATTERS PRESENTED BY THE 
ALDERMEN, ARRANGED AS TO WARD 
NUMBERS, BEGINNING WITH THE FIRST 
WARD. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the claim of Pat- 
rick A. Conroy for services during disability 
as a city employ, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Coughlin presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works do and he is hereby directed to issue a 



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permit to A Silbar to erect a "V" shaped 
s gn,l^x9 feet, in front of premises at 273 
Dearborn street, Said sign to be constructed 
and erected in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Public 
Works. The permission hereby granted to 
be revocable by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 
Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Dearborn street, from 20th 
street to 22d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Coughlin, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman,Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

iV*cM/.s— Conlon, Brennan, Moran--3. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Rules be 
and it is hereby directed to present to this 
Council an amended ordinance reducing the 
number of committees of this body by elimi- 
nating the following committees: 

Wharfing Privileges. 

Street Nomenclature. 

Printing. 

Police Stations and Bridewell. 

Wharves and Public Grounds and 

Street and Alley Opening. 

And making the Committee on State Legis- 



lation a permanent committee of this body; 
and establishing a Committee on Buildings. 

Said changes in committees shall not take 
effect until the expiration of the life of pres- 
ent committers as now constituted. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Rules. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and is hereby directed to pre- 
pare and submit to the City Council an esti- 
mate of the cost of making 31st street a 
straight and continuous thoroughfare from 
the eastern to the western limits of the city. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Ailing presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Committee on City Hall 
is hereby directed to consult the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and the Commis- 
sioner of Health and representative of the 
Department of Steam Boilers and Steam 
Plants auc report to this Council plans for 
the proper ventilation, sanitation, cleaning 
and re-decoration of the City Hall so that the 
same may be made more healthful, lighter and 
better suited to the needs of the various de- 
partments. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
City Hall. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt 27th street, from State street to 
Stewart avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dixon, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

) eas _ Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mnnn, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake. 
Butler, Leach man, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 



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Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

tf ays — Conlom Brennan, Moran— 3. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claim of the 
Vincennes Hotel Co. for rebate of water tax, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby directed to issue 
a permit to the Armour Institute of Tech- 
nology to curb, grade and pave with asphalt, 
with combination curb and gutter, Armour 
avenue from 33d to 34th streets, said work 
to be done under the direction and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner ot Public 
Works. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, SSitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman,Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Bidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race — 62. 

Hays— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Stuckart presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to f lace three gasoline 
lamps on Auburn avenue, between 32d and 
33d streets. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt 26th street, 
from LaSalle street to South Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Stuckart, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Sloan presented an ordinance amend- 
ing Sections 1050, 1051 and 1052 of the Re- 
vised Code in relation to slaughtering and 
rendering, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary 

Aid. Sloan presented the following orders: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Improve- 
ments be and they are hereby ordered and 
directed to construct a sewer in 31st street, 
from Ashland avenue to Robey street; Win- 
chester avenue, from 31st street to 32d street; 
Lincoln street from 31st street to 32d street; 
James street (31st place), from Lincoln 
street 2S0 feet east, and 32d street, from Lin- 
coln street 280 feet east. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby ordered and directed to issue a per- 
mit toGeo. Schaller to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises No. 3710 South Halsted 
street. Said sign to be erected in accord- 
ance with the rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department of the City of Chicago 
and said permit to be subject to revocation at 
at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Mavor presented the following or- 
ders: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to issue 
3 permit to M. H. Dreyfus to string a wire 



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from 4454 Ellis avenue to 4461 Ellis avenue; 
same to be used only as a signal or call bell, 
and said permit to be revocable at any time 
in the discretion of the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to trans- 
fer from appropriation "Bureau of Streets- 
Repairs, for restoration of streets where ex- 
cavations have been made by plumbers, 
sewer builders, etc., $40,000," to appropria- 
tion "for repairs of asphalt streets outside of 
contract reservation, $20,000," the sum of 
five hundred and thirty-five and eighteen one 
hundredths ($535.18) as per request of the 
Commissioner of Public Works attached 
hereto. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. . 

Aid. Mavor presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Mayor and City Clerk be 
and they are hereby authorized aud directed 
to issue quit claim deed to the owner of Lots 
43 and 44, Sub. Block 4, Snow & Dickinson's 
Garfield Boulevard Addition, Section 17-38-14 
conveying all the interest of the city in and 
to said lots acquired by deed issued 
on account of tax sale in Novem- 
ber 1898 under Special Assessment War- 
rant No. 21615— second installment, upon 
payment to the city of nine and twelve-hund- 
redths ($9.12) dollars, with interest at 6 per 
cent from date of sale and costs. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidrnann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan, Morau — 3. 

Aid. Mavor .presented the claim of Henry 
.J. Wilson, agent, for Howard G. Grey for 
rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for the improvement of 48th street^ 
from Ellis avenue to Madison avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Mavor, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows- 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno. Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. • 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of 48th street, from Ellis avenue to Madi- 
son avenue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of 48th 
street, from Ellis avenue to Madison ave- 
nue," passed May 12th, 1902, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, Docket No. 28405 of the County Court 
of said county, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Snow presented the following orders: 
Ordered. That the City Electrician be and 



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he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Stanley H. Oke to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 418 E. 63d street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permit hereby 
granted to be revocable by the Mayor at any 
time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Matthew Fetcher to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 369 E. 63d street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Moynihan presented the following or- 
ders : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to Bender Bros, to erect a tem- 
porary sign across tbe sidewalk, 92d street 
and Commercial avenue, for a period of 90 
days ; said permit to be subject to revocation 
at any time at the option of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works or the Mayor. 

Ordered, That the Finance Committee be 
and it is hereby requested to include in the 
appropriation bill of 1904 the sum of twenty- 
two hundred ($2,200) dollars, said sum to be 
used for the payment of work in spreading 
the assessment roll on the 95th street sewer 
system. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 



NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Fick presented the claim of The Rail- 
road Supply Company for refund of money 
paid as compensation for a grant to the 
Stockham Manufacturing Company for a 
switch track, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Fick presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to M. 
Hersfinkle to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 276 West 12th street. Said 
sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance with all rules and regulations of the 
Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Fick andPreib presented an order for 
cement sidewalk on both, sides of West 22d 
street, from the river to Morgan street,, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Fick and Prieb presented the follow- 
ing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
remove all obstructions from sidewalks on 
both sides of West 22d street, from the river 
to Morgan street. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, grading 
and paving with granite blocks Canalport 
avenue, from South Canal street to South 
Halsted street. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Fick, de- 
ferred. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sindelar and Novak presented the fol- 
lowing order: 

Be it Ordered, by the City Council, that the 
Commissioner of Public Works be and he 
hereby is directed to remove all poles, lines, 
wires and electric conductors, which were 
erected, contructed or put upon the streets or 
alleys of the City of Chicago, without the 
consent of the majority of the frontage 
owners of such streets being first obtained. 

Which was referred to the Committee on 
Judiciary. 



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ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following res- 
olution: 

Whereas, The Chicago Telephone Com- 
pany has in numerous places throughout the 
city public telephones where users are charged 
a dime or nickel for each call, and most 
wretched service is rendered and there is no 
privacy whatever in talking over these tele- 
phones; and, 

Whereas, Numerous complaints are made 
because of the absence of boxes, closets, cabi- 
nets or enclosures about these telephones 
and that the users are required to deposit 
the dime or nickel charged before getting the 
party or parties called and are frequently 
obliged to leave the telephone without secur- 
ing the desired communication, the Chicago 
Telephone Company refusing to return the 
money deposited and consequently has s>iven 
no service; therefore, be it 

Resolved, That the Corporation Counsel be 
directed to draft a proper ordinance, or ordi- 
nances, to be submitted to this Council at its 
next regular meeting, requiring the Chicago 
Telephone Company to forthwith cause boxes 
or enclosures to be placed around all tele- 
phones used by the general public where a 
charge of five or ten cents is made for each 
call, provided however the same shall not ap- 
ply to phones in private residences; and also, 

An ordinance requiring the Chicago Tele- 
phone Company to return to the user of the 
telephone the dime or nickel deposited, when- 
ever it is impossible for the user to communi- 
cate with the person they desire to talk with. 

Aid. Novak moved to amend the resolution 
as follows, viz: 

Amend by adding "also that the Chicago 
Telephone Company be directed to return all 
moneys in excess of the charge allowed by 
their ordinance." 

After debate the whole matter was referred 
to the Committee on Judiciary, with instruc- 
tions to report within two weeks. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate lor curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt South Paulina street, from West L2th 

street to West 15th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



Moertel, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved b/ yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Bennet, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypols, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Silts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman ,Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



th 
•t- 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
T.V. Gilim, No. 1620 West 22d street, to place 
an electric sign in front of said premises 
said sign to be erected in accordance wi 
rules and regulations of Electrical Depar 
ment. This permit to be subject to revoca- 
tion at any time at the option of the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following 
ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the 
east side of Washtenaw avenue, from 16th 
street to Ogden avenue, be and is hereby 
established at the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances in courlict herewith are hereby re 
pealed. 

SECTION 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage, 

Whil'h was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



November 2, 



1398 



190 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young,Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Callerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully Maypole, Harkln, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, .Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer,Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidma'nn, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

jVa? /s — Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following 
ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicagfi: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the 
west side of Washtenaw avenue, from 15th 
place to 16th street, be and the same is hereby 
established at the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows* 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow,Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following ordi 
nance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on the 



west side of Sawyer avenue, from 22d stree 
to 23d street, be and is hereby established at 
the lot line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of or- 
dinances in conflict herewith are hereby re- 
pealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
MDyniban, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following or 
der: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the McCormick Division of 
the International Harvester Company to lay 
a six inch steam pipe across Western avenue 
at a point 185 feet south of the central line of 
26th street. This pipe is to supply heat to 
the Illinois Northern Railway freight shed 
and engine house. Said pipe to be insulated 
with mineral wool, boxed and buried to a 
depth of five feet. The work of laying said 
pipe to be under the supervision and direc- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and to his satisfaction. Said Mdormick Di- 
vision of the International Harvester Com- 
pany to file a proper bond of $10,000 with the 
city to be approved by the Mayor. The per- 
mission herein granted to run for 10 years 
and to be revocable by the Mayor at any time 
at his discretion. Plan of construction heret 
attached and made a part hereof. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows - 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 



November 2, 



1399 



1903 



Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunx, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, . Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Bacenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 



Aid. Scully presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. A. Carroll to erect an electric sign 
in front of premises at No. 147.0 Madison 
street. Said sign to be constructed and 
erected in accordance with all rules and reg- 
ulations of the Electrical Department and to 
the satisfaction of -the City Electrician. The 
permission hereby granted to be revocable by 
the Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in West Taylor 
street, from South Central Park avenue to 
South Lawndale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Prieb, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwaikowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
■Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
liiann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 



Eidmann, 
Race— 62. 



Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 



Hays — Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing grading and paving with asphalt 
West Congress street, from South Western 
avenue to South Albany avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, 1 utterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann. Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Xai/s — Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



ALSO, 

A report and ©rdinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for drains in South St. Louis avenue, 
from Colorado avenue to West Harrison 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Scully, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young:, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss. Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Silts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 



November 2. 



1400 



1908 



Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

iVrt?J(S _Conlon, Brennan,Moran— 3. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN O 1BINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for drains in South 
St. Louis avenue, from Colorado avenue to 
West Harrison street, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Beit ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"Ail ordinance for drains in South St. Louis 
avenue, from Colorado avenue to West 
Harrison street," passed October 12th, 1903, 
be and the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Maypole presented the claim of Mrs. 
M. S. Clarkson for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid Beilfuss presented orders (two) di 
recting the Sub-Committee and the Main Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation to post 
notices of meetings and hold open sessions, 
and moved the passage of the orders. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved to suspend the rules 
for the purpose of considering the orders. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

rm.s-Dixon, Ailing, Stuckart, Dailey, 
Roonev, Novak, Moertel, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, Jozwiakow- 
ski, Dever, Sitts, Finn, Leachman, Bradley, 
Burns, Johnson, Race— 22. 

jV^s- Coughlin, Kenna, Jackson, Fore- 
man, Sloan, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, 
Jones, Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Sindelar, 
Cullerton, Maypole, Conlon, Brennan. Moran, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan Werno, Schmidt, Ehemanu, Wilhs- 
ton Dunn, Kuester, Blake, Butler. Raymer, 
Larson, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Ruxton, Hunter— 41. 

Thereupon, the orders were referred to the 
Committee on Local Transportation. 

In connection with the foregoing orders 
Aid. Ailing presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the Committee on Local 
Transportation submit to a public bearing 
and discussion all ordinances for the exten- 
sion of street railway franchises before the 
same shall be reported to this Council. 

Which was also referred to the Committee 
on Local Transportation. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented the following or- 
der- 
Ordered, That the Corporation Counsel ren- 
der an opinion as to whether or not the carry- 
ing on of a blacksmithing business, on Sun- 
day, in the shop located at No. 390 West 
Division street, is in violation of law, ana if 
the same may be suppressed. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented an order for paving 
(asphalt) Hoyne avenue, from Division street 
to North avenue, which was 
• Referred to the Board of Local Improvc- 
tnents. 



Aid. Beilfuss presented an order directing 
the Corporation Counsel to prepare an ordi- 
nance placing the street car companies on a 
revocable license basis after November 30, 
1903; also an order directing the Committee 
on Local Transportation to cease negotiations 
with the street railway companies until the 
Mueller law is adopted by the city ; also a 
resolution requesting the appointment ot a 
Municipal Ownership Committee and an ex- 
pert in traction matters, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

The Board of Local Improvement sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing^ 
ordinance for water- 



supply pipes in North 



November 2, 



1401 



1903 



Campbell avenue, from West Chicago avenue 
to Cornelia street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Beilfuss, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, S ndelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Haruin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn» 
Patterson, Minwegeu, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
*nann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Biennan, Moran— 3. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in North Campbell avenue, from 
West Chicago avenue to Cornelia street, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
North Campbell avenue, from West Chicago 
avenue to Cornelia street," passed March 
2d, 1903, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed May 
7th, 1903, Warrant 31988, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

A.ld. Kunz presented an order to permit J. 
Wleklinski to complete building at 55 Marion 
pace, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



Aid. Kunz presented the claim of Val 
Ptaszynski for services during disability as a 
city employe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, grad- 
ing and paving with granite blocks, North 
Union street from Milwaukee avenue to 40 
feet south of the north line of W. Kinzie 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dever, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays -Cor.lon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



A recommendation, ordinance ana estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading- 
and paving with asphalt Emma street, from 
North Ashland avenue to Noble street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Sitts, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart. Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett. Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn,. 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 



November 2, 



1402 



1903 



matin, Williston, Dunn. Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race- 62. 

t y a2/s _Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



McMillan for special assessment rebate, 
whiGh was 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented an order to accept 
$100 as a license fee for Glicfe man's Theatre, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with granite blocks 
Waldo place from South Halsted street to 
South Desplaines streets. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Brennan, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

^ays— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Moran presented the claim of Wm. 
A. Pepper for special assessment rebate, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Patterson presented the claim of D. 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Palmer presented the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a temporary permit to Wakem & Mc- 
Laughlin to maintain a bulkhead at Nos. 
362-374 Illinois street, pending the introduc- 
tion in the City Council of an ordinance 
granting them permission to maintain said 
bulkhead. Said temporary permit to be sub- 
ject to revocation at any time in the discre- 
tion of the Commissioner of Public Works or 
the Mayor. 

Which was, on motion duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements submitted 
a report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for the improvement of St. Clair 
street, from Illinois street to Ohio street. 
By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Minwegen, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

y- ea ,._Cou£rhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey. Sloan, 
Roonev, Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett,Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cuilerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton. Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

jVa ? y S — Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 

The following is the ordiuance as passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of St. Clair street, from Illinois street to 
Ohio street, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago. 
Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 



November 2, 



1403 



1903 



"An ordinance for the improvement of St. 
Clair street, from Illinois street to Ohio 
street," passed April 21st, 1902, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed March 3d, 1903, Warrant 
31834, be and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Sullivan presented an order for asphalt 
on Pleasant street, from Division street to 
Vedder street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Werno presented the claim of the 
Independent Brewing Association for pay- 
ment of sundry election vouchers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Werno presented the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
E. H. Ladish to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at No. 632 Larrabee street. 
Said sign to be constructed and erected in 
accordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electrician. The permis- 
sion hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Ehemann presented the followiug or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
lie is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
Philip J. Kolb to erect an electric sign in front 
of premises at 876 Clybouro avenue. Said 
Sign to be constructed and erected in accord- 
ance, will) all rules and regulations of the 



Electrical Department and to the satisfaction 
of the City Electrician. The permission 
hereby granted to be revocable by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Schmidt presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be and 
he is hereby directed to issue a permit to 
John Barnett to erect an electric sign in 
front of premises at 984 North Halsted street. 
Said sign to lie constructed and erected in 
a' cordance with all rules and regulations of 
the Electrical Department and to the satis- 
faction of the City Electri ian. The per- 
mission hereby granted to be revocable by the 
Mayor at any time at his discretion. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Williston' presented orders as follows, 
viz. : 

For repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Diversey street, from the east line of 
Lake View avenue to a point 328 feet east of 
said east line, Warrant 688 Lake View, no 
work having been done. 

For repealing an ordinance for sewer in 
Diversey avenue, from the east line of Lake 
View avenue to a point 328 feet east of said 
east line, Warrant 686 Lake View, on account 
of no work having been done, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Aid. Dunn presented an order to exempt 
electric clocks from the general order for the 
removal of all signs from elevated railroad 
stations, and moved its passage. 

Aid. Race moved the reference of the order 
to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Dunn moved to suspend the rules to 
pass the order. 

The motion was lost by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas Ailing, Stuckart, Jones, Zimmer, 
Williston, Dunn, llaymer, Bradley, O'Con- 
n el 1-9. 

\o!/s— Coughliu, Kenna, Jackson, Fore- 



November 



1404 



1903 



man Dailev, Sloan, Roouey, Mavor, Young, 
Snow, Bennett, Moynihan, Preib, Novak, 
Sindelar, Moertel, Cerveny, Scully, Maypole, 
Harlan, Beilfuss, Jozwiakowski, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Moran, Finn, Patter- 
son, Palmer, Dougherty, Sullivan, Werno, 
Schmidt, Ehemann, Kuester, Butler, Leach- 
• mann, Larson, Burns, Butterworth, Bade- 
noch, Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, 
Hunter, Race— 48. 

Thereupon, the order was referred to the 
Committee on License. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following order: 

Ordered,- That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the Minuet Club to string a 
banner at the corner of Lincoln and Sheffield 
avenues. Permit to continue in force for 
thirty days. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Dunn presented the claim of Peter 
Swanson for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and es- 
timate for curbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Evanston avenue, from Diversey 
boulevard to Grace street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Dunn, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leach man, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 63. 

A~a?/N— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 



Aid. Blake presented the following orders- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he hereby is directed to cause 
the dump at the corner of Addison street and 
Western avenue to be thoroughly disinfected 
and kept in a sanitary condition at all times 
by the use of sufficient disinfectants and at 
proper times to insure the abatement of the 
nuisance now maintained by the city. 

Ordered, That the claim of Jones & Laugh- 
lin Company, heretofore placed on file, be 
taken from the files and referred to the Com- 
mittee on Finance. 

Which were, on motion, duly passed. 

The Board of Local Improvements submit- 
ted a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in North Robey street, 
from Montrose avenue to Irving Park boule- 
vard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Kuester, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas - Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Movnihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan. Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 



Xay> 



-Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in North Oakley avenue, 
from Roscoe street to Melrose stieet. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Blake, the ordinance was passed aud the esti- 
mate therewith approved by yeas and nays as 
follows: 

Yean — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 



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1903 



Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl. Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Butler presented orders as follows, 
viz. : 

For an asphalt pavement on N. Spaulding 
avenue, from North avenue to Armitage 
avenue. 

For sewer in N. Whipple street, from 
Addison avenue to Cornelia street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in North Talman 
avenue, from West Wellington street to West 
Diversey street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley. 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 02. 

Ways ("onion. Brennan, Moran — 3. 



A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for plastering curb walls, curbing, grading 
and paving with granite blocks Fullerton 
avenue, from the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway to 538 feet west of the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved Dy yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer. Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Conuell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— f2. 

Nays-^Conlon. Brennan, Moran — 3. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for water supply pipes in West Dakin 
street, from North 4Uth avenue to North 
Springfield avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as folllows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett. Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Hermann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson. Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race -62. 

Nays Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 8. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 



November 



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pipes in West Dakin street, from North 
40th avenue to North Springfield avenue, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for water supply pipes in 
West Dakin street, from North 40th avenue 
to North Springaeld avenue," passed March 
9th, 1903, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that he assessment made under the pro. 
visions of said ordinance, confirmed June 
18th, 1903, Warrant 32246, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in force 
from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk on the 
north side of West Addison street,f rom North 
Western avenue to the North Branch of the 
Chicago River. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Leachman, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Pattersoo, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmanu, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 

The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 



Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cinder 
sidewalk on the north side of West Addison 
street, from the North Branch of the 



iyu3 

Chicago River to North Western avenue, 
in the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council cf the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk 
on the north side of West Addison street, from 
the North Branch of the Chicago River to 
North Western avenue," passed May 11, 1903, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, Docket No. 28456, of the 
County Court of said County, be and the 
same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

A report and ordinance repealing an ordi- 
nance for a six-foot cinder sidewalk on both 
sides of West Grace street, from North 
Western avenue to the North Branch of the 
Chicago River. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butler, the ordinance was put upon its pas- 
sage and passed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, N vak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Hernhann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race — 62. 

Kaijs— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 

The following is- the ordinance as passed : 

an ordinance 

Repealing an ordinance for a six-foot cinder 

sidewalk on both sides of West Grace street, 

from North Western avenue to the North 

Branch of the Chicago River, in the City 



^November 2, 



1407 



1903 



of Chicago, County of Cook, and State of 
Illinois. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for a six-foot ci der sidewalk 
on both sides of West Grace street, from 
North Western avenue to the North Branch 
of the Chicago River," passed Jane 22, 1903, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the Detition filed under Docket No. 28580, of 
the County Court of said County, be and the 
same is Irereby ordered dismissed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Raymer presented the claim of Rosy 
Scher for personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Larson presented the claim of D. Hat- 
jen for special assessment rebate, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvemeuts sub- 
mitted a report and ordinance repealing an 
ordinance for the improvement of Milwaukee 
avenue, from North avenue to Powell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Raymer, the ordinance was put upon its 
passage and passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows •. 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kucster, Blake, 
Butler, Leach mau, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eldmarin, liihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 02. 

Nays Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



The following is the ordinance as passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improvement 
of Milwaukee avenue, from North avenue 
to Powell avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance for the improvement of Mil- 
waukee avenue, from North avenne to Powell 
avenue," passed February 9th, 1903, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the as- 
sessment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, Docket No. 27704 of the County 
Court of said County, be and the sa ne is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Burns (for Aid. Wendling) presented 
the following ordinance: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and authority 
be and the same are hereby granted to Pabst 
Brewing Company, its successors and assigns, 
to construct and maintaiu an opening, three 
feet by three feet and iron cover for same, 
in the sidewalk space in front of 4300 South 
Ashland avenue, to be constructed ac- 
cording to plans approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of Chi- 
cago, and said opening and iron cover shall 
be constructed in a safe and workmanlike 
manner under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

SECTION 2. The permission and authority 
herein granted shall cease ami determine ten 
(10). years from ami after the date o( the 
passage of this ordinance, or at any time 



November 



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1903 



prior thereto in the discretion of the Mayor, 
la case of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time, or by the 
exercise of the Mayor's discretion, as afore- 
said, said grantee, his successors or 
assigns, shall restore said portion of 
the sidewalk at the place where said 
opening and cover are located to a condition 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to said City of Chicago. 

Section 3. No work shall be done under the 
authority of-this ordinance until a permit au- 
thorizing the same shall have been issued by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, and no 
permit shall issue until the grantee herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a good 
and sufficient bond in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sureties to 
be approved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the City of 
Chicago from any and all liability, cost, 
damage or expense of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason of the 
passage of this ordinance, or from or by rea- 
son of any act or thing done under or by 
authority of the permission herein given; 
and conditioned further to observe and per- 
form, all and singular, the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the lite of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 4. During the life of this ordi- 
nance said grantee, his successors and 
assigns, shall at all times keep the sidewalk 
in which such opening and cover are located 
in a condition satisfactory to the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. 
Section 5. This ordinance shall take effect 



and be in force from and after its passage 
and upon the filing of the acceptance in writ- 
ing of this ordinance by said grantee and the 
filing of the bond herein provided for. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Youner, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkiu, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
raann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leach man, Ray me r, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Bidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race — 62. 

jVa?/.s— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Burns presented an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 1052 of the Revised Code in re- 
lation to extending the slaughtering and 
rendering districts, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 

Aid. Burns presented an order to discon- 
tinue the enforcement of Section 1052 
(slaughtering and rendering), in so far as the 
same affects Lots 100 and 107 in Canalport, 
Sections 30, 39, 14, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. O'Connell and Butterworth presented 
the following order- 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works be and he is hereby directed to 
issue permit without charge to the proper 
officers of St. Mary's of Mt. Carmel Church, 
67th street and Hermitage avenue, to make 
connections with sewer. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 



November 2, 



1409 



1903 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in South Lincoln 
avenue, from West 59th street to West 63d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
JacKson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachmau, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in. South Paulina 
street, from West 61st street to West 63d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows" 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel y Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegan, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachrnan, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Ways ('onion, Brennan, Moran — 3. 

A I, SO 

a recommendation, ordinance and estimate 



for water service pipes in South Paulina 
street, from West 63rd street to West 65th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Paimer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachrnan, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennati, Moran— 3. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for water service pipes in South Lincoln 
street, from West 59th street to West 63d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows • 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn. 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty. 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachrnan, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch. 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan. Moran— 3. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for water service pipes in Lallin si reel, 
from West 61st street to West 63d street. 

My unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 



November 2, 



1410 



190B 



O'Connell, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas -Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney.Mavor, Young,Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for curbing, filling and paving with slag 
macadam a system of streets as follows: 
Justine street, from Garfield boulevard to 
West 61st street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Butterworth, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

yeas— Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sittt, Powers, Finn, ( 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays— Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 2. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Eidmann presented the claims of Ly- 
man & Jackson, Pullman Land Association, 
W. H. Mitchell, E. Vernon, C. C. Chase, 
Agent ; Geo. Nichol, E. P. Wilson & Co , and 



J. H. Kingwell for special assessment re- 
bates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a reeommendation, ordinance and 
estimate for six-inch drains in a system of 
streets as follows: In Butler street, from 
West 97th street to West 99th street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Badenoch, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor,Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race — 62. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



ALSO, 

A reeommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in Emerald avenue, from 
West 99th street to West 103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Eidmann, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney,Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt. Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Huuter, 
Race 62. 

^7, , s — Conlon, Brennan, Moran— 3. 



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THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented an order to permit 
Frank G. Ely to cover cupola of grain elevator 
at 77th street and the Illinois Central Railroad, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Johnson presented an ordinance to 
provide Aldermen with transportation cards, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

Aid. Johnson presented an order appropri- 
ating $50,000 for 33d ward purposes; also an 
order directing that names of streets be 
placed at street intersections upon lampposts 
or otherwise, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Buxton presented orders as follows, 
viz: 

For curbing grading and paving 45th ave- 
nue, from West Kinzie street to West Lake 
street, 30 foot roadbed, with slag macadam, 
granite top, combination curb and gutter. 

For curbing grad ng and paving 43d court, 
from West 12th street to West 14th street, 30 
foot roadbed, with slag macadam, granite 
top, sandstone curb, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, ordinance and esti- 
mate for six-inch drains in South 42d court, 
from West Harrison street to Harvard street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and the 
estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Pick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveuy, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunzj 



Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn* 
Patterson, Minwegen, Palmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno. Schmidt, Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Bradley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Buttervvorth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race— 62. 

Nays — Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, ordinance and estimate 
for six-inch drains in South 45th court, from 
Jackson street to Colorado avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of Aid. 
Ruxton, the ordinance was passed and 
the estimate therewith approved by yeas and 
nays as follows- 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Ailing, 
Jackson, Foreman, Stuckart, Dailey, Sloan, 
Rooney, Mavor, Young, Snow, Bennett, Jones, 
Moynihan, Fick, Preib, Novak, Sindelar, 
Moertel, Cullerton, Cerveny, Zimmer, 
Scully, Maypole, Harkin, Beilfuss, Kunz_, 
Jozwiakowski, Dever, Sitts, Powers, Finn, 
Patterson, Minwegen, Falmer, Dougherty, 
Sullivan, Herrmann, Werno, Schmidt. Ehe- 
mann, Williston, Dunn, Kuester, Blake, 
Butler, Leachman, Raymer, Larson, Brauley, 
Burns, O'Connell, Butterworth, Badenoch, 
Eidmann, Bihl, Johnson, Ruxton, Hunter, 
Race — 62. 

Nays- Conlon, Brennan, Moran — 3. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 



Aid. Hunter presented the following res- 
olution : 

Whereas, His Honor, the Mayor, has 
appointed the following seven Aldermen to 
serve as a Committee on State Legislation: 
Aid. Ailing, Chairman; Aid. Butterworth, 
Aid. Young, Aid. Harkin, Aid. Finn, Aid. 
Ehemann and Aid. Bradley ; and 

Whereas, These gentlemen may not have 
had impressed upon them the necessity of 
amending the law so that suits for (he 
recovery of damages on account of accidents 
for which the city is held liable, such as those 
caused by defective Bidewaks and streets, 



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should be instituted within one or two years 
after such accident; therefore be it 

Revolved, That said Committee is hereby 
ordered aud directed to present to the next 
General Assembly a bill amending the present 
statute so that the same shall require that 
notification to the proper authority of the mu- 
nicipality shall be made within forty-eight (48) 
hours of the accident and that suit shall be 
instituted within sixty (60) days from the 
date of accident. 

Which was, on motion, duly adopted and 
referred to the Special Committee on State 
Legislation. 

Aid. Hunter presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the "Assistant City Engineer 
in Charge" be and he is hereby directed to 
prepare specifications for a system of water- 
mains as outlined in his report to the Com- - 
missioner of Public Works, dated October 
24th, 1903, and submit the same to the City 
Council not later than two weeks from to- 
day. 

Which was, on motion, duly passed. 

Aid. Hunter presented an order to suspend 
the collection of a saloon license fee from 
owner of premises at 6935 Stony Island ave- 
nue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Race presented an order to include an 
item of 15,000 for a public lavatory in the 
next appropriation bill, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Race presented an order directing the 
Committee on Local Transportation to in- 
corporate in their ordinance for street rail- 
way extensions a clause for the reduc ion of 
fares and a clause providing for the mainte- 
nance of electric lights at all street crossings, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES TO THE 

COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred the claim of Annie Kovats for com- 



pensation for personal injury, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of- an 
accompanying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 2d, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finanse, to whom was 
referred claim of Annie Kovats for compen- 
sation for personal injury, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order: 

Ordered. That the City Comptroller be and 
he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to 
Mrs. Annie Kovats the sum of thirty-five 
($35.00) dollars; same to be in full of all 
claims of whatever kind or nature arising 
from or growing out of an accident to said 
Annie Kovats on May 27, 1903, on Cottage 
Grove avenue, between 92d and 93d streets, 
by reason of a defective sidewalk, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, Appro- 
priation Ordinance 1903, Official Record, 
March 5th, 1903, page 2460. This action is 
taken upon an opinion of the City Attorney 
and the recommendation of a Sub-Committee 
attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 

Chairman. 



The same Committee, to whom was re- 
ferred the claim of Wm. McClelland for com- 
pensation for personal injuries, submitted a 
report recommending the passage of an ac- 
companying order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 2d, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of Wm. McClelland for com- 
pensation for personal injuries, having had 



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the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be and he 
is hereby authorized and directed to allow a 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Wm. McClelland in the sum of one 
hundred ($100 00) dollars; same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of an accident to 
said Wm. McClelland on December 9, 1902, 
at 45th and Justine street, by reason of a de- 
fective sidewalk. This action is taken upon 
the recommendation of the City Attorney 
and a sub-committee attached hereto. 

Wm. Mavor, 
Cliairman. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
the claim of John O'Brien for compensation 
for personal injuries received in the inter- 
cepting sewers submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Mavor moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 2nd, 1908. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 

Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom was 
referred claim of John O'Brien for personal 
injuries on intercepting sewers having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works be and he is hereby authorized and 
directed to issue a voucher to Bridget O'Brien 
ia the sum of thirty-two and fifty hundredths 
($32.50) dollars; same being in full of claims 
for injuries received by John O'Brien, 
deceased, on the Intercepting sewers as per 
waiver attached, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from appropriation 
for intercepting sewers. 

This action is taken in accordance with the 
recommendation of the Commissioner of 
Public Works attached hereto. 

Wm. M Avon, 
( 'hairman. 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
claims of Sarah A. Penzen for personal in- 
juries and James T. Roach for payment for 
services as Ward Superintendent, submitted 
a report recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Mavor moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



JUDICIARY. 

The Committee on Judiciary, to whom was 
referred an ordinance amending Section 671, 
Revised Code, in re. selling or loaning any 
gun, pistol or other fire arms to minors, sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the same 
be passed as amended. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 27th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled? 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance amending Section 
671, Revised Code, in re. sale of gun, pistol 
or other fire arms to minors, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordinance 
as amended. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 

of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 671 of the Re- 
vised Code of 1897 be and is hereby amended 
to read as follows- 

No person shall sell, loan, or furnish to 
any minor any gun, pistol, fowling piece, 
or other firearm or any toy gun, toy pistol, 
toy fowling piece, or other toy firearm in 
which any explosive substance can be used. 
within the limits of the City of Chicago, 



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under a penalty of not more than one hun- 
dred (1100.00) for each offense. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its passage. 

ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending Section 1052 Revised 
Code in re slaughtering and rendering dis- 
trict, submitted a report recommending that 
the same be passed. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be 
deferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 27th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 

Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred ordinance amending Section 
1052 Revised Code in re. slaughtering and 
rendering district, having had the same 
" under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance do pass. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the City 
of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section No. 1052 of the 
Revised Code of 1897, as amended by the 
ordinance of November 18, 1901, and by the 
ordinance of June 29, 1903, be and the same 
is hereby further amended by adding the 
following words: 

"And excepting that part of the city 
which is bounded on the north by the West 
Branch of the South Branch of the Chicago 
River, on the east by Western avenue, on 
the south by the Illinois Northern Railway 
Company's tracks, and on the west by the 
Chicago Junction Railway Company's 
tracks." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a communication in- re. and a list of boilers 



under sidewalks, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying or- 
der. 

Aid. Werno moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, October 27th, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City of 
Chicago in Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Judiciary, to whom 
was referred communication, etc., concern- 
ing boilers under sidewalks, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Whereas, The Commissioner of Public 
Works has been instructed to remove from 
the streets all boilers and engines located 
under the sidewalks; and 

Whereas, Many persons, firms and cor- 
porations now having and maintaining boilers 
and steam engines under the sidewalk have 
their premises so arranged that an immediate 
removal of such boiler or steam engine w ill 
force a suspension of business until after the 
relocation of such boiler and steam engine 
and thereby work a great hardship; it is 
therefore 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of Public 
Works may grant an extension of time for 
the removal of such boilers and steam engines 
to all persons, firms and corporations whose 
business would be forced to suspend pending 
such removal, upon condition, however, that 
the person, firm or corporation granted such 
extension shall, within ten days from the 
giving of notice to remove such boiler or 
steam engine, file with the City Clerk a good 
and sufficient bond in penal the sum of 
$50,000.00, with security to be approved by the 
Comptroller, conditioned that the obligor 
therein shall and will save and keep the city 
harmless from any and all loss, liability or 
claim of damage arising from or growing 
out of the maintenance of such boiler or 
steam engine in the street. And upon the 
furthercondition that the giving of such bond 
shall not limit the liability of the principal 
therein to said sum of $50,000.00, but he 
shall at all times be liable for the full amount 



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of any such loss, liability or damage notwith- 
standing such bond. 

Charles Werno, 

Chairman. 



The same Commutes, to whom was referred 
an ordinance amending Section 676, Revised 
Code, in re. sale and discharge of blank 
cartridges, cannon crackers and dynamite 
crackers; also a communication abolishing 
fees in Map Department, submitted a report 
recommending that the same be placed on file. 

Aid. Werno moved to concur in the report. 

The motion prevailed. 



SCHOOLS. 

The Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred a request of the Board of Education 
for an appropriation of $20,009 to remodel, 
etc.,Kinzie School, submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of an accompanying 
order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 2d, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City oj 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education for 
$20,000 to remodel, etc., Kinzie School, ha\ing 
had the same uuder advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the sum of $20,000 be ap 
propriated for the remodeling of the Kinzie 
School, the installation of new heating and 
ventilating apparatus, placing new toilet 
rooms, and do the necessary repairs to place 
building in suitable condition, and that the 
City Comptroller be and he is hereby author- 
ized and directed to set aside the sum of 
$20,000 from the unappropriated balance of 
the building account, for the said improve- 
ments. 

W. P. Dunn, 

< 'hitirnxui . 



ALSO, 

The same Committee, to whom was referred 
a request of the Board of Education for addi- 
tional appropriations for Parental and other 
schools ; also City Comptroller to credit back 
to building account the sum of $18,500 not 
required in the erection of addition to Pickard 
School, submi ted a report recommending the 
passage of an accompanying order. 

Aid. Dunn moved that the report be de- 
ferred and published. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the report: 

Chicago, November 2d, 1903. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City o;j 
Chicago in Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Schools, to whom was 
referred request Board of Education for 
additional appropriations for Parental and 
other schools ; also City Comptroller to credit 
back to building account sum of $18,500 
not required in the erection of addition to 
Pickard School, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to r